They Danced (2/2)

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Submitted to "The Warrior"

They danced that night

At the beach

Forgetting for a moment

The doctors words

At first she thought

The shaking was something


Something that could be fixed

Tremors that shook her off her feet

And left her unsteady for hours afterwards.

The doctors word

Told her of a reality

She was not yet ready to hear

Parkinson’s disease

It was a monster invading her

And slowly stripping life away

From her

Before long she would

Not be able stand on her

Own two feet.


They danced

Forgetting for a moment

This monster was invading her

She was two young to have

This disease

She had three daughters

Who needed her

She had to be there

To see them grow…


They danced

With the memories of before

Healthy memories

Where she could stand


And play with her kids.


They dance

With the way

Things had been…


Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


10:06 P.M PST


Author’s Comments:

“The idea for this poem has been on my mind since last night, but the words would not come until now, lets not forget those who suffer from Parkinson’s….”

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