Michael Edwards





My children admire the way that I dance

and the reason is easy to explain:

I dance steps never previously danced

which will never be danced again.



My family boasts an ancestry

with roots way back in history,

though hard it may be to believe

I can trace it back to Adam and Eve.



  • Mottakeenur Rehman

    Like it!

  • Goldfinch60

    But if you trace it back to Adam and Eve how did you get back to the records before the Great Flood. Orchi and I were there disguised as baboons.

    • Michael Edwards

      I'm still doing a search of birth certificates but I'll get there no doubt.

      Family rumour has it that we were single brain cell creatures before the Great Flood but thankfully our brain power has doubled since then.

    • orchidee

      I was a dinosaur! What's that you say?- you still are! doh! Good write Michael. Well, I for one don't believe we evolved from apes.

      • Michael Edwards

        I'm with you on that Orchi - I think it was the other way round - now there's got to be a poem there.

        • orchidee

          I'm not one for evolution. I think somehow we are all separate species. I agree that human 'evolve' in knowledge, technology, etc. Do we evolve in wisdom, or we still only got 'double' (two) brain cells?!

        • Michael Edwards

          Got it Orchi:

          Biological evolutionists keep getting it wrong
          When they say we’ve evolved from primates
          Now I’ve been telling them all along
          ( and the argument never abates)
          that in fact the apes evolved from us
          and the truth was ever thus!

        • Christina8

          Very good Michael--I like the one about dancing very much!

          • Michael Edwards

            My children get quite embarrassed when I dance which is very rare as I hate it. the music goes on and people get up and twitch around like they have some form of inherited syndrome - why do they do it? lol :)

          • dusk arising

            Ha! Adam and Eve indeed,.. you're a bunch of youngsters..... my family can be traced back to when they first slimed and wriggled their way out of the ocean..... Bournemouth i think it was.
            I really like the series of pictures you''ve been using recently.

            • Michael Edwards

              Thanks Dusk - or is it Slimey - the pictures are a series of rustic sculptures of mine made from found wood and drift wood.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              THANKS MICHAEL "The eye of the Fish is awesome !" I'm learning lots from the "SENIORS* on MPS ~ Adam & Eve indeed ~ in essence we are ALL descended from THEM ! "Daddy Dancing" is an oft debated subject ~ but I have no critics and Angela loves to dance with me and we both love STRICTLY ~ It takes TANG to TO~O ! Thanks for scaring ~ Yours BRIAN

              • Michael Edwards

                Ah we may all be descended from them but who has a paper trail? Provenance means so much to antiques like me - LOL :)

              • malubotelho

                Humorous and smart at the same time. Always a joy to read you Michael

                • Michael Edwards

                  Aw thanks Malu - missed you of late.

                  • malubotelho

                    Busy bee 🐝 lately. I’ve posted a little today

                  • FredPeyer

                    Dancing is a way of expressing yourself, same as you do in your painting and writing. And judging from how you paint and write, I think you have the potential to be an incredible dancer!

                    Ancestry: My family tree goes way back to before there were humans on this earth, to my ancestors on that far away planet, the generations born in the ship all the way to arrival on earth. There is some indication, not entirely clear though, that some of your ancestors arrived on the same space ship.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      I wonder if there were any poems written on the hull - no I'm hopeless and even though I love music I could never tell if it's a waltz or a tango or whatever and would be doing the wrong steps even if I could remember them. Also I'm the only person I know who can't clap in time with music - I intuitively want to clap on the down beat if that's the right term for it - I'm always out of sync with everyone else.

                      • FredPeyer

                        Sounds like you are rhythmically challenged! :-)

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