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To Dance or Not to Dance

March 9, 2014
By Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

To Dance, or not to dance...that is the question.
Whether it is better to hide
and keep our talent hidden
Or if it is better to be flamboyant and risk
The judgmental looks and thoughts of others
The pounding bass and ecstatic music pulses through our bodies
Begging our limbs to bend and sway to the hypnotic beat
The flashing lights pulling us to the dance floor
To give into the spell and move like our bodies are connected to the song
Gives the expression of who we are, fun, brave, and free.
But to fall under the pressure, to act so carelessly
Brings hideous judging faces, embarrassing pictures
And causes bodily perspiration. The stench an unattractive liability
To let ourselves be crazy, let loose, and have fun, who would dare negatively react to our good spirited nature?
Who wouldn't look up to our immense courage?
Tossing our arms above our heads, swinging our hips to the rhythm
Creates a night worth remembering
However, standing against a cool wall observing the crowd, keeping the excitement within us contained
Will protect us from the rumors, pictures and humility that follows this sort of outrageous act
To be true, I pity those who lack the audacity to set themselves free
Alas, I choose to dance
I choose outgoing craziness over
Becoming an expressionless wallflower
I'm prepared to allow the deafening music to carry me to the dance floor
To throw myself about, spin, twirl, and laugh
To make memories that will last me a lifetime
Yes, I choose to dance

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GMHH01 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 26 2015 at 9:45 am
GMHH01 BRONZE, Concord, Massachusetts
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I love this poem!! My only suggestion is to reconsider the organization. (Possibly break it up into more stanzas?) But GREAT poem!!! @Indilove