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Dancing with Sinatra

Exchanging glances, but not a word We were strangers, from two different worlds Most everyone, had left the room to gather things, say farewells... The hour late, and music played old sleepy ballads, softer,... smoother The D J's voice had come and gone, but, distant voices, laughing,... ringing Piano notes were lingering..... One saxophone had carried on You didn't ask, just took my hand and above us, as if our spirits wound us tight within Sinatra's song The stroke of midnight's tolling done While one by one, folks drifted home... Just a few of us, to dance the floor All sense of time had halted course... With shoes kicked off, and jackets hung We couldn't bear the evening's end I kept my head against your chest as if a home that I could trust The final dance would soon begin The music stopped, but we did not We couldn't break our tight embrace We couldn't tear ourselves apart And while we danced in pale moonlight Our eyes were closed, you kissed my face In this, our own, enchanted place You held me close, we danced alone The night was ours to keep and own Though not a word between us formed One lonely sax, had filled the room The one who sang, has come and gone But love songs linger,....on and on
_________________________________________________ For the Contest "At A Glance" Sponsored By Jared Pickett

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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:46:00 AM
    Hi Carrie: Congratulations on winning . Sinatra was my favorite singer.

  1. Date: 7/21/2014 10:14:00 AM
    I just love this. Awesome. Congratulations on winning the contest. God bless you and happy writing.

  1. Date: 7/18/2014 8:47:00 PM
    A wonderful tribute to ...... Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 4:53:00 PM
    Wowee Grats on your win! :)

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 10:54:00 AM
    a beautiful one, Carrie, Congrats for top win. Mohan

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 9:49:00 AM
    congratulation on a fine win,nice take on the contest...more of a Dean Martin guy myself

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 7:50:00 AM
    So romantic, Carrie! Congrats on a great win!.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 4:58:00 AM
    U hv an Amazing pen Carrie! Unending love songs n memories that stay forever,, truly mesmerising! Congrats on top win!

  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:37:00 PM
    Incredible.. That's what you are. Incredible, your poem by far.. It gently kissed me tonight, At once the world was right.. Incredible, that's what you are!

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    Date: 7/12/2014 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie, congrats on this amazing winner!
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:18:00 PM
    A beautiful endeavor... Congratulations Carrie on your win... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/12/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Oldies never die, in fact they get better! Your poem proves it by winning again if i'm not mistaken. Well done Carrie, I thought I had read this before! :JP)Asavvy1

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:27:00 PM
    A great favorite in this household. Lovely winning poem. BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Carrie, a lovely write filled with romance and love...'music stopped but we did not'....beautifully said. Big congrats. Hugs

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Sinatra is my fav, I have 800 of his songs in my I tunes library that I already owned on CD--so this poem rings for me in addition to the story it so magically tells--My fav love song--time after time I tell my self that I'm so lucky to be loving you, so lucky to be the one you run to see in the evening when the day is through. I only know what I know the passing years will show you've kept my love so young so new.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:18:00 AM
    oh, i love this one, carrie! congratulations on a well-deserved first place win. this is beautiful and i could so clearly envision it all.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:03:00 AM
    Wow!! this is an amazing poem friend Carrie..perfect!! Congratulations on your Grand win!! Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Very romantic and beautiful. Many warm congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:42:00 PM
    This is a special poem, congratulations

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:17:00 PM
    wow! congrats Carrie, it is awesome...PD

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations with your dancing poem in Giorgio V's contest. have yourself a nice one ~ SKAT ~