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It Gives Me The Jitters

You would need giant shears To cut a rug, And why should anyone need to do it? In their 20s and 30s, they jitterbugged If you had the energy to pursue it The jitterbug was a lively dance That was all the rage, They danced frantically Both entirely engaged In dancing as if there was nothing to it. All seemed to dance on one spot, Not using up much space, They jitterbugged and jitterbugged At a manic pace The poor rug suffered that was on the floor Continuous dancing is the reason that rug wore It acquired dents and slashes As if cut by scissors or a knife Caused by all those young lads and lasses That cut the carpet, causing the rug strife. To cut a rug means to dance, Not just the Jitterbug. I like to dance the waltz, Cos, I get a cuddle and a hug.

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Date: 10/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
You sure cut the rug with this one, Shirley. It brought back some fun memories to me. Thanks for sharing from the fun of your past. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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Shirley Hawkins
Date: 10/9/2022 4:26:00 PM
I wondered where the saying came from, Bill, hence the poem. Thank you for your encouraging comments. Take care, Shirley (Keep dancing)
Date: 10/6/2022 1:56:00 AM
You are really in the dancing mood it seems Miss Shirley and reflecting on days gone by! A wonderful poem of dancing happiness! Debx
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Shirley Hawkins
Date: 10/9/2022 4:35:00 PM
I hope you and Peter are having a happy dancing day. Please don't hold me responsible for any aches and pains you have after Jitterbugging all around the house. Take care. ShirleyXX
Date: 10/2/2022 9:10:00 PM
Oh, but it was so much fun to dance. Enjoyed reading. Blessings
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Shirley Hawkins
Date: 10/9/2022 4:31:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. Dancing is a lovely way to relieve tension. Let loose and Dance. I hope you are having a pleasant day.