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Author's Notes: "The Final Dance," is a Rhyme Royal I wrote and set in Iambic Pentameter. This write touches on the oft-discussed topic of "Death." I pursued a theme of expected reality that all of us face eventually in our respective lives when it's time for us to shed our "moral coil," and to move on to the ethereal world of soul transformation, light, angels, and God Himself. My point with this specialty poem was to poetically highlight the shared common destiny that all of us will eventually face during our finite life existence on Earth. Something to think about!! (Gary Bateman - October 18, 2015) (Rhyme Royal)   

Categories: angel, change, courage, death, destiny, heaven, and spiritual.  

Technical Characteristics of this Rhyme Royal:

Meter: Iambic Pentameter

Syllables per Verse: 10

Total Syllable Count: 70

Structure: 10 Rhyming Verses

Rhyme Pattern:  ababbcc

Word Count: 61

("How Many Syllables Counter" was used for syllable confirmation for both automated

and manual syllable counts and cross-check.)

The Final Dance

Death is that final dance we face in life,
He comes for us whether one’s young or old,
Courage is the answer to this sad strife,
Which means fear not this specter—be ye bold!
And prepare now your soul as God has told;
Death appears dark as Heaven’s light shines bright;
Angels bear ye now so true in God’s light!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
October 18, 2015 (Rhyme Royal)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 10/31/2015 10:55:00 AM
as always pal your pen glows golden in this excellent piece wishing you both a blessed weekend
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/31/2015 1:15:00 PM
Thanks Liam Mate!! Glad you liked this piece!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/24/2015 9:16:00 PM
A truly superb creation my friend! Title fits this gem so well. Message sings out and light does so shine!A7
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/25/2015 7:15:00 AM
Thanks so much Robert!! Glad you liked this Rhyme Royal. I hope all is well by you and your family. (Working on short stories now too for my second book, but with a large separate section on Poetry too.) Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/21/2015 9:01:00 AM
Your words flow like the steps of the dance. Well written.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/24/2015 3:13:00 PM
Thanks Monterey!! I really appreciate your comment here very much. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/19/2015 6:01:00 PM
I dropped by to re-read your wonderful piece.........A.M.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/20/2015 11:39:00 AM
Thanks A.M. I'm very pleased that you did!! (I always personally like doing the strict meter writes. The results with them can always very fulfilling.) Happy Halloween!! Gary
Date: 10/19/2015 2:04:00 PM
A perfect masterful write my dear pen friend. As always you have out done yourself with this beautiful Rhyme Royal poem. Another (7) for me and a fav....Sharon
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/20/2015 11:46:00 AM
Sharon Dear One, Thanks again for dropping by and for the 7 + FAV for my Rhyme Royal here. These types of IP writes are always quite interesting to put together. I'm very pleased that you liked this write!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 10:05:00 PM
Hi G!A very powerful n' beautiful Rhyme Royal poem,that you've penned here my dear friend G.Excellent piece!Beautifully written.Just perfectly done!Just awesome!Golden pen!A 7 +!A fav.Well,I really hope n' pray that you and Ingrid are completely recovered from the flu by now.And I also hope that you had a most beautiful day on your B-day, G.Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid.Just take good care of each other now:)All the best to you always,G!Wishing you a very lovely week! In His light!God bless you always!:)D
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/20/2015 11:49:00 AM
Hello Dear One "D" -- Thanks for your most wonderful comments and thoughts here, and for the 7 + FAV!! (Ingrid and I are finally over the flu, but I've had so much to do with the poetry and the short stories I've been working on.) I will try to get by to check out you latest writes. I always enjoy your poetry too very much!! BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! "G"
Date: 10/18/2015 3:11:00 PM
An awesome and perfect penned piece. The flow of your write is eloquent, a very excellent poem........A.M.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/18/2015 3:24:00 PM
Thanks A.M. I'm very pleased that you liked this Rhyme Royal write. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 10/18/2015 7:32:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, Gary - Always perfectly written.. #7 :) - Death can sometimes be a lonely dance too - no pirouettes and certainly not graceful - I wish you a great Sunday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/18/2015 3:43:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise!! I certainly agree with you about the lonely dance part of "Death" in general. Often society in general, people, and various circumstances can get directly in the way of how people are treated and end up leaving this earthly world. Regardless, we are all set to one day depart our earthly circumstance and experience this one-way journey into the vast spiritual world of the great beyond. Have a great week!! Cheers and Best, Gary