Another Lagoon
While algae's greening in the swamp
And ogres in the forest romp,
The villagers would have a dance,
A masquerade, and take a chance
Some ogre with a fairy might
Pretend to waltz then start a fight.

They've never liked each other much
Although I’ve heard they sometimes touch.
I’ve even heard they sometimes kiss,
But I'd doubt all reports of this.
There’s rumors, too, they even love--
What can these fools be thinking of?

Our dance may tease some fears away
And help some find kind words to say.
It's safer meeting through disguise
When gazing in each other's eyes.
They won’t forget what each has done,
But from the present, who can run?

We'll have that dance, no matter what.
True, worried folks must worry, but
Tonight we'll take a chance on change.
Let something, somewhere rearrange,
Then, whether they like it or not,
They'll get the love they've always got.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I will be hosting with the theme of descriptive detail. I hope the description of the swamp and the dance fits.

Skokie Lagoons – The place that inspired this poem written years ago.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

43 thoughts on “Dance”

  1. There must be one sweet ogre who romances a snotty fairy out there. Nice choice to move into fantasy to illustrate your prompt. There is a lightness to this piece that is very attractive.

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  2. Friday the 13th Full Moon Dance
    Fights Broke Out inevitable
    it Seems although
    Science may
    Deny it
    Flow Out and
    So Does Blood
    Harvest Dance Brings
    All Fair in War and Love..
    SMiLes Frank Dance A
    Flower and Seed of Life
    DarK ThrU LiGHT NoW..:)

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