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Author's Notes:  "Would You Dance This Last Dance with Me" started out as a free verse write and eventually morphed into a narrative write.  My purpose with this poem was to address that old story-line of a man and a woman meeting for the first time, by chance, at a dance one evening, and developing at first glance, a magical and passion-filled romance that would be with them for the rest of their lives together.  I wanted, with this poem, to capture the oneness and wholeness and simplicity of two people meeting like this and not knowing until their actual meeting that each had found the person they wanted to spend the rest of their life with.  A most intriguing situation indeed for two potential lovers to meet like this.  I hope that you will find this poem to be of interest.  (Gary Bateman - November 8, 2014) (Narrative poetic format)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, celebration, emotions, feelings, i love you, and imagery. 


Darling—Would you dance this last dance with me? I thought of this question so intently as I gazed at You afar tonight across the busy dance floor and Your very smile and presence shined for all to see. It would take courage for me to ask for that dance! Looking at you first glance captivated my very emotions, And I thought, “How could this be?” “I’ve not met you!” Yet, I also saw your most magical and most warm smile, And roared inside of myself each time I heard your Funny, wonderful, and most exciting laughter so sweet! And so, I decided to move closer and closer to you while Passionately thinking and trying my best to conceal my Shyness and fear of looking foolish when I spoke to you. I knew that I had this one chance and didn’t want to blow it, And so I downed some fine alcohol to free up all my words! All this seemed like an eternity, but finally—there you were, And my inner voice cheering me on cried, “It’s Now or Never!” With that, our eyes met and locked at once, and I said, “Oh Gee!” You then smiled so warmly and laughed and touched my hand, And I knew then and there that you were the ONE in my life! At first, not talking, but looking at each other I noticed at once Your most beautiful blue eyes, radiant hair, and luscious red lips. Your touch, your scent, your smile, and your warmness captured My heart entire, and then I knew our meeting would entail much More than just a dance—it could be a dance for the rest of our life! And so, I thought: “Romeo, it’s time to talk, starting charming her!” But she spoke first, both gently and laughing, putting me at ease, And I was enchanted at once by her—and her voice had a melodic, Smooth tone that bewitched me as her eyes mesmerized me entire. We touched further, embraced, and kissed with so much delight! As we stood there as ONE locked deeply in our embrace and emotions, Time for us stood still as the sensual stirred the spiritual, further Enriching this splendid moment that we wanted to go on and on and on. After which we talked, walked hand-in-hand, never leaving each other. The evening grew later and the music was dying down now—it’s time! With this cue, I gently cupped her hand in mine and kissed her once More so very warmly while gazing lovingly and deeply into her eyes, And then my question finally surfaced and erupted with much delight— Darling—Would you dance this last dance with me tonight? We did, And it started a long romance-filled dance for the rest of our life! Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, Germany (November 8, 2014) (Narrative poetic format)

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Date: 11/10/2014 9:44:00 PM
GAVE THIS ROMANTIC JEWEL A SUPER 7 AND SUGGEST THAT YOU PRINT IT OUT , DECORATE IT WITH ARTISTIC FLOWERS AND GIVE IT TO YOUR WIFE. I've done that several times and my wife loves it--hint, the rewards are awesome too.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/11/2014 3:54:00 PM
Thanks Robert!! As you know, I'm a multi-thematic writer like yourself. My wife sees everything I write. She's happy that I've taken up the romantic genre in my writing travels. She likes this one and the others I wrote recently. She noted I used "Blue Eyes" in this write and told me hers were "Grey-Green" (HA HA), but she told me not to change a thing!! Best!! Gary (Thanks for the Hint too!!)
Date: 11/10/2014 9:14:00 PM
Beautifully written in a real world scene Gary. Enjoyed... Verlena
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/11/2014 3:47:00 PM
Thanks Verlena!! I can thank my old friend Liam McDaid for awakening the spirit in me to write romantic poetry. It's good to try different themes. Glad you liked this one!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 11/9/2014 1:15:00 PM
this dear friend just danced very beautifully in the mind gary golden pen flowing pal
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/9/2014 2:31:00 PM
Thanks Liam!! Actually, our friends "The Leprechauns" with pointy ears and all taught me how to Dance!! That's why I'm such a knock-out with the Girls!! Best Always Mate, Gary
Date: 11/8/2014 2:13:00 PM
That was beautiful, romantic, smooth as silk and yes...we'll all dance with you!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/9/2014 2:29:00 PM
ML, Thanks!! I'm always ready to dance!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 11/8/2014 12:04:00 PM
- Gary, this is the best poem I've read in a long time !!! - It's fantastic !!!! - No question 7 (x 7777) !!!! - BRAVO !!!!! - Thanks for a pleasant moment I had with this poem - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/8/2014 1:39:00 PM
- Yes, I have noticed that :) - A-L :))))
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/8/2014 1:28:00 PM
Anne-Lise, WOW you really gave me a quite serious rating here!! I guess I'll have to write more of these!! (Remember . . . Liam has been a big influence on me as well with the Romance writes, as I've influenced him!!) I did really enjoy writing this one. Best Wishes and A Wonderful Weekend!! Gary