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The Swan

Stretch downnnn!
Swing uppp!
And again-you’re meant to be a swan
Turn, pivot, again!

                             I don’t feel like a swan
                             I never get it right
                             for all I try
                             I never get it right

No! No! Do it again,
Come on Jessica
Stretch your toes, arch!

                              I wish I was a real swan
                              floating on the river
                              not a care
                              the world just drifting on

Twirl! Twirl
Stretch uppp!
You’re supposed to be

                               the whiteness of her feathers
                               the graceful elegance
                               so different, so unique
                               her beautiful neck cradled

Stretch again! Again
Pivot! Twirl!
Jessica.. more!
I want more!

                               even though she doesn’t fly
                               I could! I could believe
                               even just for a moment
                               become like her, and
                               fly to another place.



Copyright © Lorraine Ferns

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  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:49:00 PM
    Dance is a harsh taskmaster. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 3:41:00 PM
    * Who Is Jessica ? Whomever Her Priceless Heart Seems So True And Beautiful, Sweet Beautiful Lorraine. Makes Me Think Of A Movie Called, 'Can't Buy Me Love,' Wherein Patrick Dempsey's Character Had A Line Which Went, 'Our Side Your Side Their Side, Man, That's A Bunch Of Crap, Its Hard Enough Just Trying To Be Yourself.' Love This Special Poem And Bless Her Precious Heart And Sweet Kisses To You, Rachel ‡