Do You Want to Dance

Preamble..Saturday Rhymers theme: Dancing


Do You Want to Dance (a cautionary tale)


They met each other late one October night.
He asked her would she take a chance,
perhaps with him she would like to dance.
He held her closely in his arms,
she just could not resist his charms.


Alas that was the first and last time.
Had they danced together it would have been fine.
Now please do not let me hear you scoff,
every time the music came on he would palm her off.


Every friend he ever had,
must literally have been driven mad.
You see she just loved to dance,
but he would find her new partners at every chance.


Well he would always try,
flinging her around the dancefloor while taking off his tie.
He really did not need a partner,
somebody else in the mix was just a disheartner.

Now he was a good bet,
with him to dance she would be let.
The only problem was he would stand in the middle,
while she pranced around him he would just fiddle.


He was a different matter,
everyone thought him as mad as a hatter.
Let me tell you he could dance,
she would join with him at every chance.


Her husband thought dancing with Jim might be risky.
When she asked him why, he told her, he thought him too frisky.
So when he next asked her to dance,
her husband interjected, "Would you dance perchance?"


She told him it was too late,
and that she would rather wait.
Finding it hard to disguise,
the disappointment in her eyes.
She said she had already tarried with the rest,
but Jim had been by far the best.


© 2018 Taylor Crowshaw



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M.C. Newberry

Sat 20th Oct 2018 13:46

An entertaining tale - and a cautionary one for men who
take to the floor...or not, as the case may be.

Big Sal

Sat 20th Oct 2018 13:25

Is this a cautionary tale of why Big Sal wouldn't be caught dead on a dance floor?


You did very well conveying a story (as per usual). Excellent visualization you did here. But I would not want to lose my wife on the floor by dancing like Geoff. Because that's what I do - I don't dance. ?

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Don Matthews

Sat 20th Oct 2018 10:16


As a learner rock and roller I don't cut a very attractive on the dance floor yet. (I think Gina was not a good choice teacher choice). I keep fearing I'll spin my partner off the dance floor. Keep at it Don they say. As you say "look at the smiles and laughter as they throw themselves around" motivates me on ?

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Brian Maryon

Sat 20th Oct 2018 09:30

Everyone looks more attractive when they dance and let themselves go, and it makes them happier too...look at the smiles and laughter as they throw themselves around.

<Deleted User> (19836)

Sat 20th Oct 2018 08:20

A beautifully told tale! Enjoyed it!?

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