The Last Dance

“The more my legs decline the more this poem and what it signifies means to me. I am losing my legs inch by inch. The muscles are deteriorating and the legs are losing strength day by day.  Blood tests show my muscle enzymes are high and taking me off statins has not helped. It is the muscles shrinking and weakness no matter how much I exercise them with the stretchy bands. More tests lay ahead and a Rheumatologist. But as with all things…I still have that dance inside my head and heart and can dance anytime I want…right here laying on this bed. Many things I am missing now…but not in my heart and mind.  Never ever give up and on those days when you can not do anything;  close your eyes and do it anyway.”  danLrene

The Last Dance

With wisps of hair across her beautiful face

Tears on her cheeks your finger could trace

She stood there with head bowed in humble prayer

Feeling as if she were the only one that cared

She closed her eyes and listened once more

To the music that always drew her to the door

The music rose in tempo and sound

She knew her time was coming around

Was her dream to dance just one last dance

And she knew tonight was her only chance

Rising on toes, she danced across the stage

Her body tensing up for the very next page

As she jumped to twirl up in the air

She suddenly felt his hands right there

He lifted her higher than she had ever flown

And twirled and danced  better than she had ever known

He molded himself to her as if one

And remained there lifting her until the dance was done

The applause thundered and echoed around the room

And she felt as if life had just started to bloom

As the sounds died down, she smiled with tears

Not being able to dance was one of her fears

Then she opened her eyes and looked around

Oxygen hoses and hospital beds are what she found

As she glanced down she saw her toes pointed down

And she knew only her attitude kept her bed bound

No matter what happened she could dance so free

She just had to close her eyes and the stage she would see

danLrene  2013