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Dancing Alone

This is 'pandemic poem' for sure. It's about longing for community and feeling alone. Wrote in the middle of the night when everyone else was asleep and I was restless. It could definitely be shaped into a lyric.


dancing alone


Dancing Alone


Dancing alone, to a long forgotten song

In an echo of a dream

With no one to dance along


It’s only me that keeps the beat

That yearns to feel the heat


I try and never win

It’s like I’m broken from within


This lost and lonely place

Holding sorrow, holding grace


Shall I plant a garden, plant a flower?

While I while away the hours?


Shall I spin a pirouette?

As I tell of my regret?


Shall I weave a web for you?

Will you hold me and be true?


It’s so silent here inside

Have I found a place to hide?


Dancing alone, to a long forgotten song

In an echo of a dream

With no one to dance along


It’s only me that keeps the beat

That yearns to feel the heat


I look and no one’s there

I keep hoping someone cares


This savage, gentle place

Holding passion, holding grace

Shall I make it thunder, make it rain?

Will the quiet heal my pain?


Shall I dance a little jig?

Enjoy the pleasure of a fig?

If I build a fire for you

Will it warm me through and through?


It’s so dark under the stars

Can you see me with my scars?


Will you wait for me awhile?

Can I see your distant smile?


Dancing alone, to a long forgotten song

In an echo of a dream

With no one to dance along


But sometimes I hear a beat

Of people dancing in the street


And I dream among those smiles

Someone will dance with me awhile


This wild, tender place

Holding darkness, holding grace



© Diane Currie Sam




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