DANCER DANCE


Today a prompt was given from the http://www.NaPoWriMo.net/ site:  the song that was #1 on my day of birth.  OH geezer..  The prompt invites you to write a poem that somehow relates to this song, like take a line and make it my own.  That what I’m gonna do.  It’s really quite a sad song when you listen to it;  of letting your want for fame and fortune devoid you of love.  Filling you up on one level, leaving you empty on another.  Choices and consequences.  At the end of this is the original lyrics of Ballerina Dance.

DANCER

This is your moment girl

Love will wait its turn

A dancer dances for the dance

Pirouette that achin’ heart

Ignore the empty whirl of  lonely

Fill up on the applause

Clap your feet to the stage

And Dance

 

Love gave itself to you

Fame and fortune stole you

Give no backward glance

His seat is empty

And the audience applauds

Every twirl you make

Sets the stage for only you

No room for love’s call

So Dance

 

This is your moment girl

Thousands cheer your turns

Fame dances  you to starlight

Fortune silken’s  your bed

Think not of the shows end

When the twirl of lonely dreams

Dances away his loving heart

just Dance

 

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BALLERINA DANCE

by  Bob Russell and Carl Sigman

Dance, ballerina, dance
And do your pirouette in rhythm with your achin’ heart
Dance, ballerina, dance
You mustn’t once forget a dancer has to dance the part

Whirl, ballerina, whirl
And just ignore the chair that’s empty in the second row
This is your moment, girl
Although he’s not out there applauding as you steal the show

Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that’s your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career, you can’t afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As ’round and ’round you go
So ballerina, dance
Dance, dance!

Whirl ballerina
Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that’s your concern
We live and learn

And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career, you can’t afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
As ’round and ’round you go
So ballerina, dance 

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2 responses to “DANCER DANCE

  1. Really well done …a strong poem

    Going to dance with my big puppy now

    Like

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