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last dance

Last Dance
It was a beautiful day A day of celebration, a day of thrill It was the day of my sister’s 18th birthday The most waited day of a girl to be a lady and I? I was a girl that time and all I have to do is to Observe and cooperate And it was our most anticipated moment To witness that celebration and to witness our dear father as the first dance of my sister who was missing us for many years because of separation. Yet we didn’t know that, that would be the first and very last day of the year that we’ll see him His body was so thin His face looks sickly and heartbreaking He looks so different But he remained calm and at ease Michael Gan the first rose, He stands and overwhelmingly danced for my sister They turned and sway They dance like it was the last He was overjoyed Filled with different emotions Happy, touched, sad, missing us, and regretting His heart jumped over him He tries to catch his breath touching his own chest We hasten him to the nearest sickbay To salvage his life His precious life, my father Battling from death, loses his fight His eyes wide open, no air No movements, no smile because... It was his last dance

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Ana the pain in this piece is so strong; I would hope this was only a story, but so often our poems are not. I wish happiness for you and your family Ana

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Am crying right now,how could the cold hands of death snatch a sweet and lovely dad. Imaging the last dance,the way he swayed your sister and last stage of his life-struggling. Please accept my condolence message. Well penned my dear friend. A warm welcome to you, I hope you find poetrysoup a safe haven for display of your talents. Here everyone is a friend to one another. Love and hugs.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:52:00 AM
    A sad experience. Very personal poem.