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Brian Wake Liverpool / United Kingdom, Male, 69
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  • POEM: (There is nothing really ever to fear) by Allen Steble (5/17/2013 3:54:00 AM)

    Hello Allen
    I've read and enjoyed a lot of your poems. This one is particularly interesting to me as it echoes the thoughts behind my own poem COUNTRY DANCING which was published in my book INTO HIDING (Headland Publications 1993) .
    Good.

    Country Dancing


    There is nothing to be frightened of, she said,
    but come along and lie here on the bed.
    We spoke of country dancing and of how
    so very sad it was to have to dance alone,
    to move in time with no-one’s steps and music but your own.

    But there is nothing to be frightened of, she said,
    and come, my dear, and lie down on the bed.

    And country dancing was the only time I ever moved.
    A solitary shuffler, shadow-partnered, I improved,
    danced the days away from wall to wall
    and, although I often stumbled, they had taught me how to fall.

    But when the dancing ended I could always hear
    a voice that told me there was nothing there at all to fear.
    There is absolutely nothing to be frightened of my dear.


    Brian Wake
    Liverpool, UK

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