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Dancing Away Sorrow

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Sorrow is only something we borrow,

when our hearts are battered,

when love has forsaken us,

but it’s best to dance away the sorrow.

When you last kissed me,

saying you were going away,

I told you to stay,

stay for one more dance,

as we swayed together under the dark lights.

Dancing away the sorrow,

knowing your arms,

will no longer hold me,

but I will still be,

walking now alone,

with a heavy heart,

remembering what you were once to me

and the last dance together we shared.

Dancing away the sorrow,

until the light of a new morrow,

hold me tight one last time,

let me dream of when our love was new.

It isn’t me and it isn’t you,

it’s just a dream that died,

burst like a balloon in the sky.

Our love was much too fragile,

it couldn’t survive the thunderstorms,

so it’s better for you and for me –

that separate ways we go.

So hold me,

while we share this dance,

all through the night,

once more you and I,

will be dancing away sorrow,

then when the sun shines upon us,

we can go each our own way,

remembering all we shared –

holding tight to the memories in our hearts.

© 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 29, 2018:

Hope you're all having a wonderful and sunny weekend.

Thank you, RIchard.

Thank you, Bill.

Thank you, John.

Thank you, Rinita. Dancing was the inspiration and ABBA did help.

Richard F. Fleck on September 28, 2018:

A very sad but richly lyrical poem

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 28, 2018:

Sweet melancholy, my friend! May all your dances, in the future, be happy ones.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 28, 2018:

Touchingly beautiful, Rasma. As Rinita said the rhythm and flow almost make the reader want to dance.

Rinita Sen on September 28, 2018:

Your poem is so lyrical I almost danced. Beautiful flow and rhythm. Adding Abba's song was a charming bonus.

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