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I DANCE

Voice: Jason Williams *** I danced! Whirling air around me, particles of sundust in tornadoes and hurricanes following me in awe I danced. Each night I wake and feel my legs The ones that once carried me and jumped so high The ones that took me away from a world I didn't want to be in Creating a dream, I danced. The music colouring a world with brushes and pencils With moves and muscle, practice and pirouette A world I thought no one could take away I danced. When my eyes are closed I dance My mind paints my body whole and healed A unicorn, a world of faeries, a galloping horse A world of dreams, veiled and away from hurt I live again I live I don't dance anymore But I write. My words, my lines, they carry me now My legs are useless, my arms and emotions Carry me So.... I dance again, in words I dance. *** 1st Place in contest: Practiced Passion Sponsor: Frank Herrera November 9, 2016

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Date: 1/29/2022 11:42:00 AM
Beautifully written.
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Date: 10/26/2021 8:17:00 AM
Darren, Truly a masterpiece! Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 6/14/2021 8:04:00 PM
Excellent, great work.
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Date: 12/25/2019 7:01:00 AM
Excellent! You dance very well. Nicely done. I have a son who is a dancer. he has been on and off Broadway in New York City. I know he would also enjoy this fine piece of poetry.
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Date: 9/15/2017 5:55:00 PM
What a wonderful dance of words, belated congrats Darren, this was/is perfect writing.
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Darren White
Date: 11/24/2017 4:54:00 AM
Thank you, I only find your comment now :)
Date: 8/4/2017 5:00:00 AM
So beautifully expressed."I dance again, in words". Sad, but not sad - perfectly said.
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Darren White
Date: 8/4/2017 5:06:00 AM
Thank you so very much :)
Date: 6/29/2017 3:00:00 AM
Fire dance with me...Words dance and the soul sings on high mood as only gifted person know to do. A composition for a love story movie sound may begin with your verses. Best regards
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Darren White
Date: 6/29/2017 3:13:00 AM
Ovidiu, thank you for your wonderful encouraging words.
Date: 6/8/2017 9:33:00 AM
Nice, Nice poem. Great images and a sad, but wonderful story. You gave us hope that life goes on.
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Darren White
Date: 6/8/2017 12:46:00 PM
Annette, thank you for your kind comment :)
Date: 6/4/2017 2:17:00 AM
I like how you dance DW! Congrats on your winning poem and better yet, your excellent write.
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Darren White
Date: 6/8/2017 12:45:00 PM
If that's how you felt, I feel proud!
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Ironic Zink
Date: 6/5/2017 6:04:00 PM
I just read it again and after hearing the audio and reading a day ago; it gave me goosebumps and my hair tingled and I felt compelled.
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Darren White
Date: 6/4/2017 5:39:00 AM
Thank you! So happy you like this one :)
Date: 5/26/2017 2:07:00 AM
This is a gifted piece. It is one of the best selections I gave come across on ps a 7 just isn't enough.
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Darren White
Date: 5/26/2017 3:38:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Janis :)
Date: 5/22/2017 5:22:00 PM
I've just dropped by to read this again Darren its an exceptional poem and the video I could watch again and again:-) hugs Jan xx
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Darren White
Date: 5/23/2017 12:14:00 AM
Thanks for the renewed visit Jan :)
Date: 5/4/2017 11:13:00 PM
This is just SO extraordinary, Darren - the rhythm, imagery, feeling, melancholy, pain, joy, expression ... where do I stop? I could go on all day, but what really hit me in the heart was the fact that you expressed with words everything and MORE that was encapsulated in the video ... your phrasing and emotion is even MORE musical than what's playing, and that is such a difficult thing to accomplish, in my opinion. This is going on my favs list immediately, and I must share this with my family!
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Darren White
Date: 5/5/2017 12:26:00 AM
So yes, all of my love and emotion is in there :) Thank you, my friend. And I feel honoured that you show the poem to your family :)
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Darren White
Date: 5/5/2017 12:25:00 AM
I am really happy that you understood that the video is not only there for support.... It is part of the story. My own story of ballet started when I was 2 and ended when I was 15-16. His (Sergei Polunin) is the story of a child prodigy, totally burnt down, and this is his personal dance of pain, and a goodbye to the ballet world.
Date: 4/19/2017 2:44:00 PM
Superbly written and superbly read Darren!
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Darren White
Date: 4/19/2017 2:47:00 PM
Thank you so much :)
Date: 4/15/2017 9:14:00 PM
Love Love Love!
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Darren White
Date: 4/16/2017 1:08:00 AM
Thanks mo :)
Date: 4/4/2017 9:25:00 PM
This is outstanding, Darren. a fave and 7
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Darren White
Date: 4/5/2017 12:10:00 AM
Owww, thank you SO much, I am honoured :)
Date: 3/18/2017 8:12:00 AM
Frank is a tough but fair judge, if you get a first place in one of his contests you can be sure you have written a fine piece of writing. Well expressed and meaningful piece my friend.
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Darren White
Date: 3/18/2017 8:16:00 AM
This is my first time that comments reach 2 pages \o/ Thank you so much Richard, I am extremely happy with this poem, and with its first place. And very grateful to Frank indeed :)
Date: 3/3/2017 10:43:00 PM
Hi Darren, What a wonderful poet you are. Truly gifted. I can see by your poems that you are a very caring and giving person. You do it in a true poetic style of your own.
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Darren White
Date: 3/3/2017 11:24:00 PM
Maria, I am really very happy that you love my poems :)
Date: 2/23/2017 1:53:00 PM
And how very Beautifully you do!
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Darren White
Date: 2/23/2017 7:27:00 PM
Thank you, Donna :)
Date: 12/8/2016 7:04:00 PM
Hello Darren, I really enjoyed reading your poetry. I like the way your words flow in this poem. Nice to meet you.
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Darren White
Date: 12/8/2016 11:31:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment. Nice to meet you too :)
Date: 11/27/2016 10:42:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place. You are dancing, dancing differently and dancing with words. This is very beautiful. Keep on dancing, Kai
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Darren White
Date: 11/27/2016 11:06:00 AM
Thank you, Kai. I dance with words, and will keep on dancing :)
Date: 11/24/2016 1:46:00 PM
Thank you for sharing your talent. A reminder that a window may open when the door closes. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
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Darren White
Date: 11/24/2016 2:32:00 PM
Thank you, yes it's wonderful to be able to move on to another passion
Date: 11/24/2016 12:46:00 AM
What a great read! Your passion is really inspiring!
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Darren White
Date: 11/24/2016 12:52:00 AM
Thank you for passing by and reading my poem :)
Date: 11/23/2016 4:20:00 PM
This is beautiful. Congrats on your win. It is so deserved. You are now dancing through your poetry and taking us, your audience, with you. We thank you for that. Don't ever stop dancing in your imagination. Kathy
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Darren White
Date: 11/23/2016 11:35:00 PM
Thank you Kathy, that is such a compliment! And no, I will never stop dancing :)
Date: 11/22/2016 1:13:00 PM
a sure topper this one is.. congrats, darren.. i love to dance.. huggs
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Darren White
Date: 11/22/2016 1:57:00 PM
Thank you so very much :) hugs.
Date: 11/22/2016 3:51:00 AM
wooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo you got first place you truly are dancing with your words my friend:-):-):-) I I loved it the first time I read it :-) I had a feeling it would do VERY well for you:-) Many congratulations Darren I am smiling so much for you:-) hugs jan xx
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Darren White
Date: 11/22/2016 3:52:00 AM
Thank you, Jan :D Grinning broadly. Thanks for all encouragement you always give me <3
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