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Prompt Nights # 21: Dancing

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THE DANCE HAS ENDED
ANTEBELLUM MANSION - WOODLANDS - BONNIE BLUE PUB  FREE CLIP ART

I wish I could dance in your arms again,
As we did in Richmond and drank champagne,
Before you left for the battle’s fray,
Handsome and sure in your rebel gray,
Proud to be a Confederate son,
Anxious to get the victory won.

I wish I could dance in your arms again
And hear once more the song’s refrain,
And feel your breath on my blushing cheek.
How often my heart those memories seeks.
Those glorious antebellum days
Are gone — with all their gracious ways.

For guns and spears and rivers of blood —
Though all were spent — yielded no good.
And in those brutal wounds of war
The truth at last we finally saw:
Our gallant men and Southland slain.
I’ll never dance in your arms again.

I wish I could dance in your arms again.

~~~

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Blue Publishing Free Confederate Clip Art

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Prompt Nights # 21: Dancing”

  1. This is such a tender and heartfelt tribute to all those brave and valiant men who sacrifice their lives in war for others safety and concern. Especially love “And feel your breath on my blushing cheek. How often my heart those memories seek.” Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤ ❤

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  2. Such a touching poem – although you have taken us right into the scene and time it’s hard not to reflect that still we go to war more readily than we dance – sadly

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