Friday, April 14, 2017

My princess to Dance With Me 
For one couple the dance is over 
For one couple the dance has just started 


My Princess (lyrical poem)

Sleep sleep sleep my princess I will be along
At last the ball has ended
The last guest said adieux
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We showed them all our special song
And hope that some attended
A dream we shared come true
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And for a while the moonlight flowed
Young hearts reborn there in its trance
With thoughts of kisses in their glance
So unashamed the love they showed
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Dream dream dream fair princess what could be so wrong
For one whom we depended
To earn the rest she’s due
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Through all you kept our vision strong
And never once pretended
What lovers had in view
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And for a while the moonlight flowed
And for that while we took a chance
To hold the world within a dance
Yet from that dance how romance glowed
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Sleep sleep sleep my princess as we leave this throng
To worlds we have transcended
To realms of only you 


The last party has ended as a lover blesses his sweetheart with sweet dreams in this lyrical poem. This poem uses a variety of styles. The choruses use a normal rhyme style. The rhymes are contained within the stanza. The verses use a floating rhyme style. Each line rhymes with the same line of the preceding stanza. The choruses are four lines long, while the versus are three lines long, While the meter of the entire poem is consistent, the verses use a decaying meter (each line contains less beats). The poem ends somewhat abruptly (one verse instead of two). 

In 1999 I was master of the Lodge. This meant absolute power, as long as I did nothing wrong. This period tests a man. For some reason, this period was very hard on me. So hard that I was going to quit Masonry. I stayed on because one of the young ladies in one of girl's groups I was involved in asked me why I was going to throw it all away. So I decided to slow down. So here Arlene and I were. We had done so much. So many people, things and ideas had changed because of us. The world was spread at our feet. We lived beyond the need for money. (Others gladly paid our way.) We got to be young again. Here we were. No more parties to run or that we had to attend. No More Lodge responsibilities. Our kids had grown up. What were Arlene and I going to do? What a life we had up to this moment. The world awaited us, Here was our world. We had each other. So, day by day we did things to appreciate each other; Who we had become. Life is grand.

This was my life. Everyone's life is different. Everyone's path is different. One thread our paths have in common, every path of every person on earth, past and present, is satisfaction. Are we satisfied with what we did, with what we accomplished? Life is a wonder, We started off there and ended up here. Is this where we planned to be? From there to here there are many things to do. Did we do some of them? The relationships... the memories... are our treasure chest full? Time can be short or long, but we are only here so long. Our past is now memories. Hopefully, most good, satisfying. Here we are. Do we see the message? There will come a time when we can no longer... Before that time comes, remember we are here. What can we do better? What can we do to be satisfied? (Maybe we already are.) We are all wonderful. We are all deserving. Life is spread out before us. Take it in to the fullest. Find and claim our satisfaction and Enjoy.


Let's take a trip down memory lane: Frankie Carle "A Lover's Lullaby" 

 There are dances and there are dances 


Research  proves that dancing also reduces stress and tension for the mind and body. Studies by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have shown that dancing also prevents heart disease in particular. Anwar Jibawi and Hannah Stocking insist these studies may not be entirely correct. 
Let's watch tis video and find out why. "DANCE WITH ME | Anwar Jibawi & Hannah Stocking" 


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Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. 
They're in each other all along. 
Jalaluddin Rumi


18 comments:

  1. You have a treasure chest of memories. Something we should all aspire to.

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    1. Thank you so kindly.
      May all our lives be so.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your memories, this poem so very moving.

    Enjoy your Easter.

    Yvonne.

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    1. And thank you for sharing your memories and the beautiful poems

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  3. Hello, what a lovely poem! You do have many wonderful memories. Happy Friday! Enjoy your day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. It appears you had a good life too.
      Thank you for the warm feelings and enjoy the days ahead.

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  4. Paths sure go every which way and some intersect and then we continue on our own way.

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    1. Confusing but true
      Thank you for sharing your path

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  5. Loved the poem today Martin. I also like dancing to the older music such as Frankie Carle's song you shared. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you and dance on...
      Have a Great Easter

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  6. You're such a romantic Martin. Wonderful memories. I only wish my husband liked to dance as much as I do.

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    1. I have been accused of that ;)
      Thank you. (as far as your husband: try small steps.)

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  7. What a wonderful poem and your words are an excellent reminder to appreciate what we have and do the best we can with it...

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate knowing I inspired you.

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  8. And for that while we took a chance
    To hold the world within a dance
    Yet from that dance how romance glowed

    One can almost feel the warmth and the progress towards the expected romancing!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you for sharing your feed-back.
      So kind of you.

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  9. Lovely poem.
    Lots of memories, always have good ones :)
    Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret
      Once again, Happy Easter

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