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Dance WHAT Me

"Hey my boy, dance or die,"
I heard as the shots rang out.
He was shooting at me without any doubt.
I didn't know whether to dance or try!

I wanted to live so I started to dance.
There were some mean cowboys in this town,
and they knew how to party and get down.
So I knew I'd better dance and not take a chance.

The girls could see how well I could dance.
Pretty little fillies from way out West.
It turned out that they wanted to be my guest.
And so they lined up, each and every one, to get their chance.

*Written for Barbara Gorelick's "May I Have This Dance?" contest

Copyright © Jimmy Anderson

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  1. Date: 2/16/2011 3:11:00 AM
    lovely western dance indeed. .very sweet.

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 6:19:00 AM
    A different spin on the Dance theme Jimmy but most creative and much success in the contest my friend.. always appreciate your sweet comments to my writes luv..

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 11:40:00 PM
    I love this one with double meaning word play. Good one!

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 6:12:00 PM
    live to dance or dance to live!good luck in Barbara's contest Jimmy with this cute poem!,Deb

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 3:26:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this interesting work..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 2:20:00 PM
    Great, fun imagery here, JAM. I'm smiling because I know what the mean cowboys don't know....that you love to dance! So this would've been right up your alley! Best of luck in the contest! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 1:22:00 PM
    Barbara should like this one for her contest, because I like it. Great descriptiveness and rhyming here.

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 1:09:00 PM
    Ha! This is really cute!