Day 30 – March SOLSC
Poetry Friday with a poem that comes directly from a memory that’s etched in my heart.
What a wonderful world
He looks at me
And tilts his head towards the dance floor
Not too long ago I would’ve said
“No way” and ran off
But I grew up – no longer embarrassed
I slowly rise from my seat
And take his hand
Moving to the rhythm of the song
He begins to sway to the left and to the right
“I don’t know how to do your dances” I say.
“Don’t worry. Just follow my lead”
Back and forth, back and forth
Swaying to the music,
Covering the dance floor,
Feeling the music take over –
All while he sings in my ear
“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”
When I return from this memory,
I keep my eyes closed a little longer,
savoring this memory.
I swear I can still hear my dad’s voice singing in my ear,
Feel his hand in mine,
And my head resting on his shoulder
While we sway to the music,
following his lead.
I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge! Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community. A place for us to grow together as writers.