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A Dance

January 27, 2011
By DelaneySwims9 GOLD, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
DelaneySwims9 GOLD, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows, they simply mean there is light shining somewhere nearby"


Life is like a dance
There are many steps
and as you learn
time and time again you will fumble and fall

You will spin and you will twirl
Your feet simply painting a unique mural

At times you will fly through the air
As your partner carries you
dancing with the stars

or you will dip down low
without your best friend to help you through your live show

You put one foot in front of the other
Living to your own rhythm

And by the end you will look back and see
the story you have painted with the tips of your toes

Smiling a radiant smile
you bow to the crowd for you like what you see

And realize
You are destined to fall
it's whether or not you pick yourself up again
that determines your destiny



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on Nov. 4 2015 at 2:53 pm
CiaraSpriggs15 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Beautiful poem! Because I am a dancer, I found this poem interesting. The imagery used created great pictures in my head. The quote “You are destined to fall it's whether or not you pick yourself up again that determines your destiny” is well said. As a dancer and a human we all experience trials that makes us want to give up, but giving up is not going to make it better.

on Mar. 5 2011 at 8:52 pm
Annibonny DIAMOND, Evanston, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes life takes a path that is hard to walk on, so all you have to do is put on your hiking boots.

I love it! Especially how you said we are destined to fall. Its whether or not we pick ourselves up again. That is totally true!! Great work!

Mayim12 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 5 2011 at 6:10 pm
Mayim12 BRONZE, Elk Grove, California
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I totally love it!

on Mar. 5 2011 at 2:58 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
73 articles 58 photos 349 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Awesome poem! I love the metaphor of life being like a dance. You used so much beautiful imagary in this poem. I like "your feet simply painting a unique mural", "you will fly through the air", and "living to your own rhythm". Fantastic job!

on Mar. 4 2011 at 5:14 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

AWWW~! Great poem. I love the part where: "the story you have painted with the tips of your toes" and how your feet paint a mural...beautiful! Wonderful job! check out some of my work if u can:)

on Mar. 4 2011 at 4:01 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

This poem is so amazing and so true. I can relate, since I'm a dancer and love dancing, so I think it's even better because of that!

on Mar. 4 2011 at 1:49 pm
L@Xgurrl BRONZE, Geneva, New York
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As i grew up my mom told me happiness was the key to life. I went to school and they said to write down what we want to be when we grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me i didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life"

I really enjoyed this poam! I liked how you mentioned best friends be cause it so true your partner might not always be there for you but best friends will be!