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A natural dance with my love

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jbowie
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0 posted 03-15-2000 11:39 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

As the breezes grasp and pull at the
tender light green foliage on budding oaks beginning
their life cycle once again after a long cold winter
the motion of their dancing branches sends my mind
into a memory from long ago

Men stand with their arms outstreched
intertwining their hands with women in beautiful
flowing gowns of every hue, dancing in small
delicate circles underneath the soft amber glow
of the candlelit ballroom

The soft swish of silken dresses against
the women's legs undertones the peacefully light
sounds strung together in musical chords as the
stringed instruments and soft piano key notes
play out a beautiful ballroom waltz

From across the room I catch the brilliant
flash of an embarrassed smile, and as I
turn my attention fully towards that face full
of laughter, I am entranced by the soft beauty
entailed within the eyes looking at me

My breath catches as I see a woman
that I have never before met, yet as I force
my quavering legs to cross the ballroom floor
I feel that this is someone with whom I must
and was forever meant to be with

As I moved closer, her gaze never strayed
from mine as I asked her for a dance, and when
she placed her hand in mine, it seemed that nothing
before in my life had seemed as fitting as she
here with me as we began our waltz

The room twirled around me as we danced
holding each other close as the soft music floated
around us, and we never even spoke until the
music subsided and I stood enraptured by
the beauty before my eyes

I cannot describe fully what passed between us
as the night proggressed, as I slowly realized that
fate had placed this woman before me and this
moment was the pinnacle, the center around which
the rest of my life would revolve

As the sun passed between the tree leaves, I
came back from my reflections to look at my wife
as the cool breezes blew at her curly hair with
the warming sunlight reflecting her auburn hair
gracing her face with a soft amber glow

The simple pleasure I take in loving
my wife is more precious than any achievement
that I could have ever hoped to attain, and that
it was me whom she chose to share her life, amazes
me every day of our blessed life


 A real man
kisses his children goodnight
© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 03-15-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

jbowie--I am breathless.  Sure hope your wife
read this one.  Jealous too, what you two share is what I am looking for...Lyrical and lovely!
Denise
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2 posted 03-15-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You keep outdoing yourself James! This is breathtaking! I'm sure this brought a few tears of joy too! You both are so blessed!

Denise
jbowie
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3 posted 03-16-2000 12:11 AM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

Serenity- I just write what I feel
"Love is thoughtful, Love is kind" -and everyone should know where that comes from without the reference

Denise- OH yes, lots of tissues are used in my home. Thank you much.
Nan
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4 posted 03-16-2000 08:00 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Simply AWESOME, james... She's a lucky lady..
A Romantic Heart
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5 posted 03-16-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

This took me back to the Romantic era, I loved your poem! I have always wanted to dance in a ballroom!
jbowie
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6 posted 03-16-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

Nan- I'm sorry to disagree, but I am the lucky one

A romantic heart- you hit the nail right on the head, I was trying to bring the feeling of the romantic era out in this. thanks for seeing it and for the reply.
 
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