The Dance

“Dance, when you’re broken open. 

Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.

Dance in the middle of the fighting.  

Dance in your blood.

Dance when you’re perfectly free.” 


Art from the Heart

The Dance


Sometimes someone dances into your life

and twirls your heart around.

Each step you take together lights up your world.

The rhythm is captivating, the music inspiring.

Your senses are heightened as you each lead and follow.

Everything looks brighter, tastes better ~

optimism is in the air!

And then, the music changes…

it is harsh and difficult to follow.

No matter how hard you try, you lose the beat.

Once again your senses are heightened ~

not to the dance, but to the missteps.

There is a push-pull which

throws you off track, throws you off balance.

Your instincts are whispering…something is wrong.

Nonetheless, you keep trying to get

back into step and on with the dance…

listening and waiting for that tantalizing rhythm

which made your heart race.

As the music fades off into the distance,

your hands reluctantly let go.

In that moment, your spirit is dimmed

and each dancer is left without a partner.

 Once more you begin to search ~ seeking that special someone

who will unexpectedly dance into your life.

Hoping that you will find a partner who is

moved by the music of your soul and

will twirl your heart around !

Laurel D. Rund (c) 2010

“Dance” the song ~ composed by Laurel D. Rund and Philip W. Leber

Emerging Voices-Living On by Laurel D. Rund

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