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The Dance

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bobbycat
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The Dance
**********

Sleep, my precious child,
the time to rest is here;
the sun has set, and the moon is high--
the day is done, my dear.

We've had a glorious day
from sunrise to sunset;
this day was truly special--
one we will never forget.

The sun awoke us grandly,
with her rays so bright;
the sparrows greeted us warmly,
with their songs so light.

We found a forgotten path,
grown over from neglect and time;
it led into the darkened woods;
just what were we going to find?

We followed that lonely path
deep into the meanacing woods;
pushed back a branch in our way--
and there they all stood...

Tiny lights all aglow,
in a circle they did dance;
our hearts craved for a closer look,
but dare we take that chance?

There were forty, fifty, sixty of them
maybe a hundred or two;
Their celebration seemed a joyous one
What were we to do?

You looked to me with a questioning glance
"Mother, what creatures are these?"
I knelt down beside you, and whispered with a smile,
"My son, we have found Faeries."

Their voices were like tiny chimes
floating on the dark forrest air;
their songs were enchanting and enticing,
cajoling you and me to stay there.

"Come, dance and sing with us,"
they called out with one voice;
our feet soon began to move,
and our minds had no other choice.

So we danced the Faerie dance,
and sang the Faerie song;
our laughter conveyed the joy we felt,
like nothing could go wrong.

We danced and we danced,
for hours it soon seemed;
the celebration was never-ending,
this all felt like a dream.

But the day was quickly ending,
nighttime was drawing near;
so I took your small hand gently,
"We must go, my dear."

" 'Tis time to leave," I said to you,
"the shadows are beginning to roam."
So we bade goodbye to the Faerie dance,
and began our journey home.

So here we are, my precious child,
'tis time for you to sleep;
dream, little one, of our wonderous day,
these memories forever you will keep.

And if you are frightened, if you are blue,
and no other thoughts will do;
remember the Faeries, remember our dance,
and know that I will always love you.


© Copyright 2000 Christina L. Petrosky - All Rights Reserved
Poeminister
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This is a very lovely poem.  It was very uplifting to read.

 "...no single sound too rude
Upon thy slumber shall intrude,
Our thoughts, our souls- O God above!
In every deed shall mingle, love."
--Edgar Allan Poe (from Serenade)


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I agree, very uplifting! Great poem!

Denise
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BobbyCat~

This is just so adorable ....
sprinkled with Faerie Dust.

~*Marge*~



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This was absolutely wonderful...I love fairies and have written a few poem's myself on them. I posted one in forum #5..maybe I'll repost it and you can take a look   thanks I really enjoyed this and if you don't mind I might print it for my daughter to read.

 Keep all the windows of your mind open
Anne Rooks
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Poeminister and dsnyder~ Thanks you for your kind words. They mean so much.  

Marge~Thank you!  I loved the pictures--how cute!  

Tracie66~ Thanks for so much.  And no, I don't mind if you print it out...I consider that a compliment!   I wrote this one for my son; he's only 22 months now, so he'll have to read it a little later, but I wanted him to have something special from me.  I'll have to go take a look at your poem.  

Bobbycat =^..^=


 ~~Blessed Be!~~
 
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