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We Danced in the Kitchen

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We Danced in the Kitchen

Hearts mangled by grief
Lost in separate mazes
Cooking a half-hearted meal
A turn of the head, a quick glance
Trembling hands reach out...
Right hand in left, a gentle waltz
to sweet soul sounds on the radio
We danced in the kitchen

Then hold-your-baby-so-tight
Hold-your-baby-so-tight-crying-song
Swaying to Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
'If you don't know me by now'...
Tear-soaked necks and shoulders
Melting into each other
Melting and blending into one
We danced in the kitchen

Oh how we danced
How we danced to the moon
How we danced to the dawn
How we danced in the kitchen

Sweet Jesus let it be so
Let it be so again
Let the music play on
Let us dance one last song
Let us waltz one last waltz
Let us dance in the kitchen


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  1. Date: 10/17/2014 12:35:00 PM
    For Love speaks out so quietly In the need to share.

  1. Date: 10/16/2014 8:58:00 AM
    It is nice to see this super one on the winning list,congrats Tim.

  1. Date: 10/16/2014 5:55:00 AM
    Nice flow of expressions, Tim, congrats

  1. Date: 10/16/2014 4:33:00 AM
    many congrats on your win it is great to read poems I have previously not read:-) hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 10/15/2014 11:51:00 PM
    No bad writers in this contest! You were fast, furious, humorous, romantic,lost, found, sought after, wondrous! THANKS FOR ENTERING! I'M HAPPY!

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 3:24:00 PM
    Tim, I love this poem. Don't want to assume all that it is about, but it is so sweet, tender and heart touching. Faye

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Hi Tim. Congratulations in "Kelly D's Heart And Soul, contest." Always & Forever *XOX* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 1:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win, enjoyed yoiur write on Heart and soul, tim

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Another awesome win Tim, you put A lot of Heart And Soul into your writing, enjoyed your winning poem.... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 9:57:00 PM
    Tim.. Power pull for hope again.. Loved it! Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 6:02:00 PM
    Very nice, Tim! A lovely poem but with a sad aftertaste of nostalgia. A yearning for a time gone. Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:47:00 AM
    hi Tim, congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem and congrats, Tim

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:38:00 PM
    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:37:00 PM
    the reader can feel the heartfelt emotion through your words...what a great poem Tim....hugs

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:24:00 PM
    I read this poem before, but thank you so much for leading me back here..this is so worthy to keep,I want to save it as a daily reminder of how precious each of these moments truly is..and how fleeting they might become. I have learned so much from my daughter's experience...and yours, and others who have loved and lost someone. This is forever a precious poem. And thank you always for your kindness to my poems.PS...I was thrilled that Drake chose one of your last night I heard it...did you??

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Congrats, Tim....no one can touch our memories...you can pull them out and dance again to your heart's contest. What a moving piece. Hugs!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 10:44:00 AM
    well done, Tim. It's amazing what a dance in the kitchen can do for a grieving heart. Congratulations on a fine winning entry... Jake

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:14:00 AM
    This one breaks my heart.......I can feel the melancholy and the sadness well up for what is lost, but not forgotten......a sweet dance in the kitchen. This should be set to music, Tim.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Hello Tim, I'd like to say ~CONGRATULATIONS~ always & forever * LINDA

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