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LINE DANCING (Poem #105)



We're all gathering out on the floor.
A line-dancing lesson is what is in store.

Many learners don't want to stand up close
For fear that their dancing is not to boast.

As the music starts and everyone is in line,
We're all ready to have a really good time.

Then steps are called and the dancers are led.
We're getting all twisted, as was our dread.

The music is stopped and we start in again,
Our leader is ready to help us amend.

Concentrating, our faces are so stern.
Where are the laughs for which we so yearn?

Time after time and then we are starting to be
In time with the music and with steps that seem free.

Soon a smile appears, and we even yell Yahoo!
Swinging in circles, as we all longed to do.

Before we know it the lessons are done for the day,
And as we all mingle with promises, we say

That next lesson will be better we just know
Because our teacher has given us the get up and go.

(c) Copyright by Jean E. Gorney
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Submitted on June 01, 2017

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I wrote a poem for my daughter and new son-in-law and read it at their wedding reception in 1997. People have been encouraging me ever since. I try to write up-beat and happy poetry. My poetry has been in many anthologies, newspapers, church bulletins,etc. I won a small contest once. I self-published some small(4x5)books with about 16 poems in each that can be used as greeting cards. I include an envelope for mailing. Check them out on my FB page under Jean Magill Gorney. more…

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