Michael Walker

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We Danced. - Poem by Michael Walker

I went to dance after dance in this city once,
where the ladies and gentlemen circled hopefully
looking over the dim-lit floor for the right one;
waiting and wondering when the music would stop.

I sometimes felt more like a spectator than a dancer,
but that all changed at an out-of-town country dance:
after some waltzes, foxtrots, quicksteps and line dancing,
they had a 'ladies choice' for their own partners.

To my surprise a young brunette walked over
to where I was seated and asked, 'Care to dance? '
We took the floor hand in hand talking easily;
waltzing close she said, 'Save the last dance for me'.

Topic(s) of this poem: dance

Form: Found Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The dance really happened and the girl was real too. I liked dances a lot, but now, in Auckland, they have faded out. I took ballroom dancing classes, but never improved much.'Save the Last Dance For Me 'was a popular song in the 1960s, by The Drifters.

Comments about We Danced. by Michael Walker

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2015 1:38:00 PM)

    Having dance after dance in city is very amazing and drawing this theme in this poem initiates mind very interestingly. Having surprise with moving mind is very interesting. Nicely drafted and shared....10 (Report) Reply

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  • (11/18/2015 8:45:00 PM)

    Ladies choice for their own partners is an universal phenomenon though at most of the times it appears to be be men's choice due to skillful handling of the whole episode by the fair sex. We must not under estimate their power, even in manipulation.
    Great thought provoking write. Enjoyed the poem.10+
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 24, 2016

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