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Life with ballerinas

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    The frightened ballerina, 
    standing on her toes
    stood behind the curtain
    in a dainty pose.
    Having practiced faithfully
    hour after hour, 
    inside her heart was pounding.
    Outside her muscled power
    overcame her fear.
  • The overture now playing, 
    each note was in her ear.
    And as the curtain opened
    it took away her fear.
    The stage, the lights
    became her love.
    Each pirouette and leap
    took her way above
    into a different sphere.
  • The audience, mesmerized, 
    intent on every motion, 
    appreciation on their faces
    showed deep emotion.
    And as the music ended
    she took her final bow.
    No longer was
    she frightened, 
    in fact emboldened now.
    She knew why she was here.
  • To dance, to dance
    at every given chance.
    To hear the applause
    and hear them call her name.
    And so the ballerina
    standing on her toes
    so graceful and dainty
    is awed as she does hear.
    'Bravo, bravo, 
    bravo, my dear.' 
    Edwina Reizer - The Ballerina