October 14th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Dance Goes On

The poem “Dance Goes On” is about the necessity to adjust perceptions of life as a person grows older and their experience broadens.  A changing dance is used as a metaphor to express the shifts in life.


Dance Goes On

The dance goes ever on
prompting change in response
adapting to the shifting tune
as the song seeks to confuse
taunting those without regard
for the refrain of the verse
 
repeated by illusion’s cast
while the lyrics move on past
what was once appropriate
now seems to fall too short
from the mark of properness
that measure shifting in the sand
 
by the hourglass the minutes drift
turned to years by decades' gift
each with a goal few concede
unless the rhythm is perceived
the alternative forgives none
ignoring protests with a nod

damning all to toe the line
lest they fall in reply
the dance of fools now made wise
shaken from their web of lies
learning what the years request
footwork adapting to the step.

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