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Life is a Dance

Sometimes life is such a bore we run on automatic;
Then it’s time to tango for a dash of the dramatic.
Or when things are dull and only gusto will suffice,
We cha-cha or calypso to inject a dose of spice.

We hustle off to work each morning, foxtrot through the day
And hope that time’s electric slide just melts the hours away.
At clock-out time we say goodbye and jitterbug on out;
We hokey-pokey home because that’s what it’s all about.

Some easy days we waltz on by; we’re caught up in the swing
And lindy-hop or tap our way through all that life can bring.
We may go round in circles or, to deal with our despair,
Find someone we can partner with and do-so-do with flair.

For life is like a dance and we are held within its sway;
We dip and twirl and fake the steps, from polka to ballet.
The music of the atmosphere imbues us with its beat
And if we choose to hear it, we just follow with our feet.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:48:00 PM
    Ilene, a warm congratulations in KIM's "Life Is... " contest. Truly enjoyed stopping by to read all her winners~ :-) always* PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:35:00 PM
    Ilene, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wonderful inspirational poem you have written. I can see why it garnered top honors. Going straight into my fav's. It was written with creative genius! Congratulations! Mahalo

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest "Life Is" Ilene. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:27:00 AM
    Congratulations fantastic win :) i like this one really... all forms of dance linked to life... lovely

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Fantastic and wonderful write, is really a dance....Congrats on your super win......kudos for a job well done..

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 9:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big win Ilene xx

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:07:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:37:00 PM
    Ilene, I read this poem and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its so different, I've added it to my favourite poem list. thank you for sharing, it made me feel happy. Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Congratulations Ilene, enjoyed reading your poem,,,love, debra

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 4:30:00 PM
    This is an adorable poem. I am glad to share the spotlight with you. congratulations Ilene. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Ilene, congrats on your win with this excellent poem! I love how you used the different dance steps to correlate with life's moments. Wonderful flow and rhyme! Thank you for participating in my contest. Love, KIm

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 4:51:00 AM
    The steps you will learn - and new arrivals every day. Very well written Ilene. Have a great Thursday. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 4:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poem and quite appreciated its rythmn and rhymes. Good work.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 3:52:00 PM
    A daily commuter would probably wind up in a straight jacket if he or she was dancing and singing on the bus or train to and from work. Nice write as usual, Ilene.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 3:39:00 PM
    This is just so much fun !!!! LOVE IT !! Going in my favs !!! It has great rhythm, just like a dance...

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Nicely done. Cindy