Treasure Island

Charlie F. Kane

(14/1/1989 / Solihull, Birmingham)

Everybody Dance (The Dance Of The Dead)


As the sun sinks upon the horizon,
As the dark night creeps in,
The dead dance.
On the streets they roam,
Silent,
Alone.
Everybody dances,
The saints and the sinners,
Everybody dances,
To the sound of the rhythm,
Everybody dances,
The dance of the dead.

The dance of the dead goes on,
And on,
Never stops,
Never slows,
Time does not matter to the dead.
Everybody dances,
The poor and the rich,
Everybody dances,
To the cries to the babies,
Everybody dances,
The dance of the dead.

As your time goes up,
The dead dance into your room,
Filled with silent movements,
They twirl with grace,
And style
And ease.
They reach out their hands,
And you take it,
And join the dance of the dead.
Everybody dance,
The young and the old,
Everybody dance,
The music is playing,
Everybody dance,
To the dance of the dead.

C’mon,
Everybody dance,
Soldiers and lovers,
Oh,
Everybody dance,
To sound they cry,
So,
Everybody dance,
To the dance of the dead,
The dance of the dead.
Oh,
Everybody dances,
Because the dance never stops.

6/05/06

Submitted: Saturday, May 06, 2006
Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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  • Sylva Portoian (12/1/2011 5:17:00 AM)

    I liked you poem
    But not the dead...
    Think about life
    Before the grave
    Let us read more
    The happiness in you
    That I hope
    Will seed and pave... (Report) Reply

  • Kailynd McGregor (12/14/2006 12:48:00 PM)

    magnificent job, i love it, i really like the way you describe the rhthym. keep it up, your stuff is great!
    ~Kailynd (Report) Reply

  • Meghan - (7/26/2006 3:41:00 AM)

    Is this about the grateful dead at all? Anyway though, great write.

    Meghan (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/17/2006 2:26:00 PM)

    AH! WELL DONE, YOUNG MAN..THE BITTERSWEET TASTE OF THE MOROSE OF DARKSIDE PROSE...POE IS A STELLAR CHOICE OF
    PREFERRED READ, AS WELL AS A QUALIFIED INFLUENCE IN CON-
    JUNCTION W/ YOUR OWN CRAFTED STYLE...WILL BE READING UP
    ON MORE OF YOUR WORK, YOUNGBLOOD...MEANWHILE, A(10) FOR
    THE' DANCE '...KEEP UP THE MERITOUS WORK, CHARLIE. (Report) Reply

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