Pas de Deux

Caught in a perpetual pas seul,
Overburdened by loneliness,
Depressed, demi-plié to grand plié,
Grand plié to à terre…
Despondent, she grew weary.
The music fell upon deaf ears.
Her dance became motionless.
Defective and lifeless,
Her cavalier found her there.
He hoisted her listless form,
Presented her to the heavens,
And begged the deities for clemency.
In a show of mercy,
Her passion was resurrected.
Her vigor was restored.
Her grace was revived.
His devotion, their compassion,
Induced a pirouette of perseverance in her.
She became a virtuoso in his arms,
Soaring overhead in defiance of gravity.
Today they glide across the stage of life,
In demonstration of eternal gratitude,
Together in a flawless tour de force.


In case you aren’t a ballerina…
à Terre: On the ground
Cavalier: Male partner of a ballerina
Demi-plié: Half bending at the knees
Grand plié: Full bending at the knees
Pas seul: Solo dance
Pirouette: Whirl or spin
Tour de force: A series of brilliant technical steps

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Finish Line

For the past 25 days I have been participating in an Alphabet Challenge. Tomorrow marks the end, the letter “Z”. I can’t wait to see where the next phase of this journey takes me. First and foremost, I would like to thank Steven Fox of SFoxWriting for issuing this challenge. My blog was so young when this began that more than half of my total posts are the result of the Alphabet Challenge.  Because of my participation, I’ve gained invaluable experience, my blog has evolved, and my relationships with other bloggers has grown. I even learned, when I received my first one yesterday, that there are blogging awards awarded by bloggers to bloggers. It is an amazing community I have found here.

As this chapter comes to a close and the next adventure begins, I would like to stop and say THANK YOU to the bloggers that I follow. I am a fan of each one and every one of you. I enjoy reading your posts. I learn from you. I am a better writer because of you. For my readers and followers, there are no words to express my appreciation for you. How humbling it is to know that there are people out there who actually want to read what you write. It is not lost on me that we live in a busy world. It is an honor every single time you take a few minutes for a visit.

So you have some idea what to expect going forward, I will be dedicating quite a bit more time to my book. I will still make time for blogging, of course, just maybe not every day. Excerpts from my book will most certainly be shared here. I’m excited to hear your thoughts, good or bad. I also have plans for a short story series. Those will be published here as well. I will continue to write poetry, and plan to host or feature other writers, artists, musicians, and photographers as well. I hope you enjoy the voyage!