Dawn Ferrett

Rookie - 213 Points (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

A Merry Dance - Poem by Dawn Ferrett

I never once suspected
On the day we said 'I do'
That you might be really saying
'I'll do what I want to do! '

You started coming home late.
Work commitments, so you said.
But the hairs caught in your collar
Didn't come from your wife's head!

And the lipstick that I saw there
Isn't my favourite hue.
The perfume that still lingered,
That's someone else's, too.

So I made a firm decision
To find out where you meet.
I'd follow you to her doorstep.
Catch you being indiscreet.

I waited in the street below,
Saw your shadows on the blind,
Your bodies twined together.
I thought I'd lose my mind!

So I walked up to her front door
And was just about to knock,
When I noticed the little plaque
That was nailed above the lock.

It read 'I've got the patience
If you'd care to take a chance.
Come to me for salsa lessons.
Let me teach you how to dance! '

Suddenly it all made sense!
You'd mentioned that, since school,
You'd felt you'd like to learn to dance
But were afraid to feel a fool.

It's me that feels a fool right now,
A fool to doubt your love.
I left the building quietly,
Thanking the lord above,

That you, my love, will never know
How close I'd come making
The biggest mistake of my whole life!
I can't stop my hands from shaking!

I'll go home now and cook up a storm
Prepare your favourite meal.
To show you how much I appreciate
The way you make me feel!

And as the years roll on and on,
I'll be the perfect wife.
I promise to make you happy,
And to trust you my whole life!

Comments about A Merry Dance by Dawn Ferrett

  • John Brown (9/29/2012 6:08:00 AM)

    I could sense the twist coming, but didn't expect it quite so soon. I enjoyed this one all the same. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/30/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    Well he'll know now if he read this poem: o))))) (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/19/2012 4:41:00 PM)

    Rumba, what a dancing little poem.
    En-tango-ed in the clues we seive
    when we believe we are deceived.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

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