Sunday, August 11, 2013

shaking it out, I dance to life


painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
I must illuminate the circle of life 
not just an incentive for concrete deeds
I cannot wallow in self pity
let me scatter my thoughts on the pavement
I will weave some fantastic tapestry of thoughts
my pounding heart will not stop short at anything
stark emotions do not strain to break free
unbroken spirit do help one hitch
when I can dance to anything
please do not race into time
I don't expect a farewell 
finality of ending is not I seek
all are seeking my downfall
I will not let that happen
one who believes in me
will not let me fall

"a huge gathering may prevail
but I will do what is right"


23 comments:

Susan said...

The must" of this poem, it's urgency, is unparalleled and vital. Over the pavement and through the walls if must be, this defines drive nd the urge to be free. I remember that Thoreau said (and many have proven) that walls can not contain a free mind.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I have a feeling that this speaker will dance through life, leaving a mark with each step... there is so much conviction in these few words; so much life.

Marian Veverka said...

A story with an intersting reminder. (Actually, it sounds like you & I are both saying the same thing!)

McGuffy Ann said...

Wonderful poem!

Sumana Roy said...



nicely put...

Rene Foran said...

keep the dance alive

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "I dance to life" and, especially, your closing lines: "one who believes in me will not let me fall."

Gillena Cox said...

we will miss our Sunday OSI; have a good Sunday


much love...

Lisa A. Williams said...

I agree, the best way to live is to "dance to life" Very nice poem!

flaubert said...

Yes, we must dance our way through life, Gautami. Nice poem.

Pamela

oldegg said...

Isn't it curious that so many cannot see what is right? Love, laughter and commitment (plus some dancing) are a great way to go.

Helen said...

I dance to life ~~~ I love that statement!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

It is important to find your own dance moves, but also to find your own rhythms, your own beats. Love this.

Kalpana Solsi said...

"a huge gathering may prevail
but I will do what is right"

so strong words. The dancer has a strong will and will leave a mark with her tapping. nice poem.

totomai said...

and it swirls to eternity.

lovely words here

deep-song said...

Your poem has the feel of true flamenco:)
Tigerbrite

Tess Kincaid said...

We all need someone who believes in us...

Bone said...

let me scatter my thoughts on the pavement

I especially liked that. Love how your words seem to tell the tale of the painting.

Nanka said...

One should not dance to another's tune, It has to be our own way!! Lovely!!

Trellissimo said...

A "tapestry of thoughts" we all have...

Chris Lawrence said...

may of taken me a while to get here but i am glad i did a piece that makes you think

Suzy said...

Pearls of wisdom in your poem. But the one that jumped out the most was "I cannot wallow in self pity". Self pity usually takes us on a downward spiral. Nicely penned.

Dropping by from OSI
Suzy at Reflections of my soul

Donetta Sifford said...

I found your take on the prompt intriguing. Full of life and dance.