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Prom Night in My Time - DWM

Post-hippie and pre-disco kids were we, not clearly fitting one sole category. Girls dressed formal for our biggest dance. No short-shorts or those fab bell-bottom pants. Exploring options at each fashion store, we girls picked gowns whose length was to the floor. Guys dressed up formal too; perhaps they’d rent tuxedos that they wore to the event. Some local band would play; their lead would sing an upbeat tune for us like “Wild Thing.” We danced free form, for we were not about a single style of dance; we just rocked out! No Bandstand moves for us; we did just fine. No Salsa, Swing or dancing in a line. I think the guys preferred the music slow. Then into their slow dancing mode they’d go. Around our dates we draped our arms. Our feet seemed barely moving from one spot; a treat! A treat indeed – though soft the songs might be, hearts raced as partners danced romantically. To “Have You Seen Her,” “If,” and “Maggie May” we let our bodies sensuously sway. The threat of Viet Nam was nearly gone. To “Riders in the Storm” we blissfully danced on. March 9, 2020 “Kim Rodrigues’ DWM Contest”

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Date: 4/7/2020 9:54:00 PM
A lovely treat! Congratulations, Andrea!
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Date: 3/13/2020 9:25:00 PM
Wonderful, Andrea! I was so looking forward to seeing what songs you'd choose. "Wild Thing," "Riders..." and "Have You Seen Her" are among my favs.
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Date: 3/12/2020 5:44:00 AM
Brought me back to a simpler time before texting and emailing took away hand written notes and actual talking and touching.
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Date: 3/11/2020 8:26:00 AM
Hi Andrea: A well versed nostalgia!
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Date: 3/10/2020 11:59:00 AM
Great reminiscence of the fashions and feel of the era! You got some great songs in there too - I love "If" and "Maggie May". Love this, I'm sure you'll do well in Kim's contest ~ John
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Date: 3/10/2020 7:17:00 AM
The sights and sounds you describe evoke the dance and music scenes of the period--lovely details in your poem, Andrea--I enjoyed the read. A TOP win for you!
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Date: 3/10/2020 4:01:00 AM
You did great to take us back to those times that now seems like a life time ago. Well written Andrea. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 3/10/2020 12:33:00 AM
I suppose it's easy for you to write this type of poem. You described it well but only as I see it in films. Hugs.
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Date: 3/10/2020 12:24:00 AM
You took the reader to a very old time.. lol.. Well written poem.. Good luck Andrea..
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/10/2020 8:59:00 AM
at least not as old as hippies and 50's. hahaha!! I am ancient now!!