The Dance



(c) 2018 Edward York


I sat out in the audience,

And watched you take the stage.

Your moves were quite impressive,

For such a tender age.


With music in the background,

A pink tutu spins around,

Your legs leap up in motion,

Your feet gently touch the ground.


You seemed so lost in the music.

The outside world held at bay.

 The hours you spent in practice,

Just for this performance here today.


You performed each move from memory,

There's no need to even think.

The spins and leaps keep coming,

Blurred into a sea of pink.


You work so intently,

Concentration shown on your face.

The thing that will be long remembered,

Is the smile that can't be erased.

  • Author: lasergraph (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 23rd, 2018 14:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: I watched my granddaughter's dance recital this weekend. It inspired this piece. She is all of 5.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.
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  • Laura🌻

    Congratulations Grandad!
    I love your beautiful and very precious poem for your granddaughter! Ready to be framed!
    It is so rewarding watching them perform! I don’t have a granddaughter, but your poem just reminded me of my daughter’s first dance recital!


    • lasergraph

      They grow up so fast and then become parents of their own.

      • Laura🌻

        Yes, indeed!

      • Fay Slimm.

        Oh how wonderful for you be there when your five year old grandchild performed so well Laser - - ;moments you and indeed her dear self will never forget. Thank you sharing the lovely occasion with such an engaging rhyme.

        • lasergraph

          Thank you, it was a great time for all and memories for a lifetime.

        • Christina8

          So happy for you laser, there must have been enough smiles to fill many rooms! A happy write, I'm glad I read it! A lovely rhyme that will live on.

          • lasergraph

            I try to be upbeat most of the time. I have good reasons to be.

          • Goldfinch60

            Very good write Edward, there must have been smiles everywhere especially in your heart.

            • lasergraph

              Thank you, there were smile everywhere for sure, a happy time of discovery.

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