My Time To Dance

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My Time To Dance
(Lyrics)

There is…..
no “I can’t do it “
no over the hill,
if you feel it,
move your hands
and move your feet.
No one’s too old
No one’s too young
Don’t you hear the
bass is booming
riding on that beat?

Baby Joe rolls his
head real slow
cracking a smile
and tapping his spoon…
He’s got rhythm
and we all know it
He’s been keeping perfect time
since he was floatin’ in the womb

My heart’s a metronome
and it’s making me jive
4/4 perfect time
from sun up to sundown
just keeping me alive.
The trees are swinging
the grass pops the pop
The day I sit some song out
ask me,” What’s that all about?”
You better take me to the doc,
I need to check my head,
or put me in the ground,
because most likely I am dead.

That rhythm sends me
to step and grind,
I lose my mind
like a persistent love affair,
It turns me inside out
until I’m just a puppet
swinging in the air
forgetting every rule
forgetting every care

I can’t sit still
if I hear that special treat
Could be Latin, House or Disco
I’m so alive,
I Arab hand-dance in my seat
Life’s beat is a reminder
to not forget to sway & prance
there’s an eternity for us to sleep
Oh my just feel the heat,
here we go again…
must be my time to dance.

Karima Hoisan
Jan. 27, 2022
Costa Rica

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31 Responses to My Time To Dance

  1. Oh, my goodness Karima, this is such a special poem hon.

    “I can’t sit still
    if I hear that special treat
    Could be Latin, House or Disco
    I’m so alive,
    I Arab hand-dance in my seat
    Life’s beat is a reminder
    to not forget to sway & prance
    there’s an eternity for us to sleep
    Oh my just feel that heat,
    here we go again…
    must be my time to dance.”

    Can I dance too? Because you make me too.
    xoxo

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  2. Alhamdulillah it is…I am back in dancing mode:) Big hugs beautiful you🤗🌹

    Liked by 2 people

  3. You write this as “lyrics”. I wonder what the music would sound like. Do you have an idea of what form of music it might match?

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  4. daleinnis says:

    This totally rocks. 😁 And I really needed this reminder this morning for whatever reason.

    I love

    You better take me to the doc,
    I need to check my head,
    or put me in the ground,
    because most likely I am dead.

    D-mn straight!

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  5. Linda Bass says:

    Does a little jig (a slowish one)!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Joey says:

    Yes, always dance! I love it ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Harshi says:

    My feet are tapping to and my mind is tuning in, to the rhythm of this poem! What vivid imagery it evokes! Absolutely fantastic, Karima!

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  8. KK says:

    For you, Karima, every time is to dance, particularly with such rhythmic lyrics in place. As I had said, you’re a multi talented personality. Explore further. My good wishes 🙏🥀💖

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  9. Navin says:

    This could be a lovely song…it has this flow & rhythm…beautiful lines you’ve written…the music is embedded…the soul & body is ready to dance…Karima, you’re very talented…keep shining 💫

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  10. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so lovely. I understand your need to dance. We dance alone when we really feel and hear the rhythm calling us. We grab life when we can because we don’t know how much longer we can hold on. I understand your words beautiful because I believe I understand them. Sending my love to you as my feet are not dancing today but I hope yours did my beautifully talented friend. Love you Karima, Joni ❤️🤗

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    • Awww my dearest Joni, I will take you by the hand…even with tears in our eyes, a dance can be transformative.. You do understand my words..you have that beautiful poetic sixth sense as to what I’m saying…I feel you so connected sometimes Joni… now let me twirl you on the dance floor…even in spite of yourself..even when you feel..you just can’t. Hugs you tight 🤗🤗🤗

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  11. The honor would be mine dear poet…Let’s explore this idea…soon Hugss..❤️🤗🌹

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