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Tap Dance Sucker

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Tap Dance Sucker

Can there be a better sound
Than tap shoes, multiplied?
Tapping feet exude more joy
Than most things can provide.

Just today I heard those taps
But never saw their makers;
Such exuberance could not
Be caused by any fakers.

In their practice room, the beat
Was frenzied, fast and frantic;
And the smiles upon my face
Were real and most gigantic.

I’m a tap dance sucker
And it needn’t be Astaire.
Any two-bit tapper
Brings me happiness to spare.

Of all the dances that exist,
If only one were crowned,
I think that tap deserves the prize
If only for the sound!

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 4:39:00 PM
    fun! Couldn't dance my way out of a paper bag, myself, but I admire those who can!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:02:00 PM
    I really felt the joy and lighthearted nature of tapping and here. Makes me wanna go watch Singin' in The Rain with my mom like we used to. Nice work, I enjoy it

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:27:00 AM
    Invigorating poem, Ilene! "two-bit tapper" makes my tongue dance... Terry (great poem... & thanks for your SUPER compliment... it made my day (especially coming from you))

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Ilene, do you ever watch "so you think you can dance?" they have all kinds of dancers and in some seasons they have tap dancers winning. I learned tap as a child. But it's hard to remember much of it. Did you take lessons in it. I love how your referenced the exuberance in the dance. Luv, Andrea