Cecil (C.J.) Krieger

Silver Star - 4,168 Points (09/30/1946 / Woodstock, NY)

You Can Find Me Dancing - Poem by Cecil (C.J.) Krieger

You can find me dancing
Not because I can dance
But just to make others smile
And if you ask me
Are you alright?
I shall answer on my good days
Of course!
And on my bad days
I will say
Of course!
Because dancing
Makes me feel better!
You can find me dancing
Sometimes in my house
But mostly
When I go out
And have nothing better to do
When others look at me
I will smile and wave
As though I know them
And I will ask them all
Would you like to dance?
You can find me dancing
Down the streets
Around all the corners
Past the old grocery store
Where I buy my beer and cigarettes
You can find me dancing
On the old cobblestone streets
When as a child
I danced with my friends
Like a whirling Dervish
Until I went home exhausted
And laid down
In my childhood bed
And dreamed
About days to come
But today
Today is different
Today I am old
But it doesn’t matter
You can still find me dancing
Still dancing
With all my might
Past the children
Who point and laugh
Saying… he must be crazy
Past the people
On their way to work
Who look on in amazement
Saying to each other
Poor old man
You can find me dancing
For all the times I didn’t dance
Or never danced
Or could have danced
Or should have danced
Or might have danced
Or thought of dancing
Or was asked to dance, but didn’t
You can find me dancing
And when the Grim Reaper comes
To take me home
Well… he too will find me dancing
Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing
And together
We will dance
To that place
Where all my dancing

Topic(s) of this poem: dancing, happiness

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

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