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Dancing with Sinatra

Most of the guests, had left the room to gather their things, and say goodbye... The strains of music had softened now with sleepy ballads, winding down The D J's voice had ceased to be but, distant laughter was meandering and piano notes were lingering..... Saxophones were speaking love and above us, as if a spirit wound us in a warm Sinatra sound And with the midnight tolling near one by one, they drifted home... Just a few of us, to dance the floor All sense of time had halted course... With shoes kicked off, and jackets hung We couldn't bear the evening's end I kept my head against your chest as if a home for my heart's rest The final dance would soon begin The music stopped, but we did not We couldn't break our tight embrace We couldn't tear ourselves apart And while we danced in pale moonlight Our eyes were closed, you kissed my face In this, our own, enchanted place You held me close, we danced alone The night was ours to keep and own Though not a sound at all we hear One lonely sax, still fills our rooms While the voice of Blue Eyes still lives on where the music never ends
_________________________________________________ For the Contest Sponsored by Giorgio V. 7/3/13

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:27:00 PM

    A great favorite in this household. Lovely winning poem. BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:09:00 PM

    Carrie, a lovely write filled with romance and love...'music stopped but we did not'....beautifully said. Big congrats. Hugs

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:12:00 PM

    Sinatra is my fav, I have 800 of his songs in my I tunes library that I already owned on CD--so this poem rings for me in addition to the story it so magically tells--My fav love song--time after time I tell my self that I'm so lucky to be loving you, so lucky to be the one you run to see in the evening when the day is through. I only know what I know the passing years will show you've kept my love so young so new.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:18:00 AM

    oh, i love this one, carrie! congratulations on a well-deserved first place win. this is beautiful and i could so clearly envision it all.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:03:00 AM

    Wow!! this is an amazing poem friend Carrie..perfect!! Congratulations on your Grand win!! Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:34:00 PM

    Very romantic and beautiful. Many warm congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:42:00 PM

    This is a special poem, congratulations

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:17:00 PM

    wow! congrats Carrie, it is awesome...PD

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:04:00 PM

    Carrie, Congratulations with your dancing poem in Giorgio V's contest. have yourself a nice one ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:59:00 AM

    wonderful poem. congrats for the win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:27:00 AM

    Excellent poetry Carrie, congrats on your win, xxx

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:16:00 AM

    OH YES Carrie, I remember this beauty but did not realize it was for a contest...Not surprised with the results...This reminds me so much of an evening spent wife the lovely lady who would later become my wife and soul-mate, the night we fell in love...Congratulations my friend (What Sinatra song was it?)

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:19:00 PM

    That was absolutely excellent, congratulations Peter

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 9:31:00 PM

    Carrie, congrats on your 1st place win with this romantic, nostalgic write! So sweet! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:11:00 AM

    this is wonderful, and I expect to see it high on the winner list. So you danced to Sinatra!!

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:52:00 AM

    Great write Carrie ....Seren

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:06:00 PM

    (Sigh)...Oh my oh my...Where to begin?...This takes me back to a magical night with my dearly beloved...The night we fell softly, gently and eternally in love...The song was 'Let it be Me' by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett...'Strangers in the Night', 'A Very Good Year', 'The Way You Look Tonight'...gotta know which one!...Don't know if you've read it, but please do me the honor of reading 'We Danced in the Kitchen'...Love you my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:27:00 PM

    superb Carrie totally love it Shadow x smiles