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To Dance! To Life!

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Sunshine
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                  To Dance! To Life!

                  a movie, some time old
                  won’t tell you who
                  won’t say what

                  suffice to say
                  art imitates life
                  but, a scene recalled

                  so,
                  recall with me

                  physician, heal thyself…
                  can’t be done
                  until one is a patient

                  patiently waiting is an
                  oxymoron when cancer invades
                  to raid
                  and in a stalking parade
                  weakens all but Willpower

                  we’ve seen, we’ve loved,
                  we know
                  someone who
                  continues the fight
                  against all odds

                  odd that in pain, no gain
                  a refrain
                  is plain
                  the music comes again

                  if only to the mind…
                  the music comes again…

                  in this movie, a scene
                  set against southwestern skies
                  ridges of red
                  purpling sunlight
                  countless stars to fill the night

                  the scene, of two
                  coming to grips
                  allaying quips
                  allowing each a last dream
                  one to cling to
                  one with which to die, serene

                  their bodies meet
                  in the quiet of the desert arid,

                  in upright stance
                  arms outspread
                  breast to chest
                  hip to hip
                  they begin their dance

                  slow, they move, in circular
                  form
                  life is a circle, come to norm
                  norm is not within
                  the cancer’s eye

                  and in that, for a moment
                  is why they belied
                  all that they felt
                  left their fear behind
                  in twirling laughter
                  arms outstretched
                  beneath the twilight

                  robes flail out, heads thrown back
                  their dance of sanity
                  less madness attack
                  what to lose, they become as one
                  and dance to meet the midnight sun

                  evading for a moment
                  the cancerous wrench

                  to dance! to life!

                  to feel all gifts
                  to live, to lift!
                  to go, to be, one, with the choir!
                  to pull one’s sanity
                  from an abyss’ mire

                  to life! to dance!
                  our ancestral songs!
                  to accept our time,
                  join spiritual throngs
                  to dance! to life!

                  chest to breast
                  hip, to hip
                  now, take my hand
                  and help me slip
                  quietly, tenderly, to lose
                  the pain

                  for life! to dance! is what we gain.


~*~
Please forgive the repost - yet another friend is fighting the good fight but this is the third knock-down...and I pray for her, one more dance...for Life!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (04-09-2003 01:56 PM).]

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1 posted 04-09-2003 02:41 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Karilea~
Heartfelt~

'if only to the mind…
the music comes again…'


*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Oh my, So beautiful! I REALLY enjoyed!

To be, or not to be. That is the question.

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Wonderful Karilea, May your friend get strong to dance again and again. Chris
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to pull one’s sanity
from an abyss’ mire
*****
wishing her the needed strength to do this
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~if only to the mind…
the music comes again~

Healing prayers going out to your friend dear lady.
~Heart Hugs, Nancy~
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6 posted 04-09-2003 04:27 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Karilea, my prayers for your
friend join the circle.
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Yes, one more dance, for life...James
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enjoyed
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terrific,,,

                                    

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Lovely

ARCTIC WIND
 
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