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Slowdancing in My Basement

April 22, 2012
By Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You're a great wizard, Harry."
"Not as good as you."
"Me?! Books! And cleverness! There are more important things, Harry--friendship, and bravery, and--oh, Harry, just be careful."


it wasn’t a Cinderella ball
or anything even close
the incandescent lightbulbs
couldn’t hold a candle to romantic candlelight
and the music pouring out of my laptop’s speakers
couldn’t compare with a live orchestra
or even a DJ
but the two of us
swaying as one unit
holding each other at arm’s length
made that slowdance in my basement
the best dance of my life
maybe someday we’ll attend a real dance together
and if we do
I hope it’ll feel exactly the same
as slowdancing in my basement



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on Oct. 13 2012 at 3:39 pm
RedheadAtHeart ELITE, Mountain Home, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Love with open hands. - Madeleine L'Engle

Aw. Sweet. I enjoy the line "the incandescent lightbulbs couldn't hold a candle to romantic candlelight." Sweet and funny and fits right in with everything else you were saying. Quite beautiful, really. I like. :)


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