wilting wallflower ( for Devon )

The dance hall swirlers, and whirlers,

fast figured the floor.

An additional energy seemed born from theirs

and wrapped itself like streamers around

the happily chaotic stompers and twisters.


With my two left-footed incapability to join them

I could only jealously sit gazing in green wonder

as they, to the flashing fingers of guitarists and blurring drumsticks

went on their rock and roll bebopping way

working themselves into a sweating frenzy.


A lesson needs teaching here, I thought,

placing a metaphorical mortar-board on my head

but before I could imaginatively condemn

their footloose states of happiness

and get them all to understand  the physical frustrations and disfunction's

old age can sometimes create 


the merry mayhem had ended

floor hoggers stopped their hogging's

and I was left to look more invisible

than the invisible man himself.








◄ victims? oh yeah! victims!

trying to be his own redeemer ►


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Wed 17th Jul 2019 10:35

to you commenting ex-dancers, non-dancers and very likeable likers



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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 16th Jul 2019 12:01

Being participants in the Teddy boy and girl era this tear jerks us back to much happier days Leon. We really enjoyed this.

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Mon 15th Jul 2019 15:00

been there, worn the flared skirt, tight white turtle neck jumper, white gollies, chewed the gum and been sent flying overhead and twixt drain-piped legs and yet amazingly and thankfully for that matter, never ended up arse over tit. ?

this rocks in more ways than one Mr S.

Rose ?

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keith jeffries

Mon 15th Jul 2019 08:10

Hello Don. My pacemaker says otherwise especially after turning an awful blue and gasping for air. Keith

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Don Matthews

Mon 15th Jul 2019 00:15

Rock and roll dancing is exhilarating - particularly for 90yr olds....

Devon Brock

Sun 14th Jul 2019 22:51

Leon, this is crazy good stuff and I am humbled for it. But I am also picking up on something...hmm...


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Martin Elder

Sun 14th Jul 2019 15:54

I am not much of a dancer and have the equivalent to two left feet one it comes to such actions.
Nice one

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 14th Jul 2019 14:01

Superb! Subject - development - envelopment - just fabulous.

Not sure I've spelled that right - but never mind!

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keith jeffries

Sun 14th Jul 2019 12:14


I enjoyed this especially the line " I could only jealously sit gazing in green wonder" Perfect!

Thanks for this


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