Poetry by Jeff Green

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Child’s play

by cricketjeff on August 5, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The beautiful skater now spins on the ice,
The audience gasps at the way that she glides.
She jumps in the air while she pirhouettes twice
As dozens more dancers come in from the sides.
 
The audience gasps at the way that she glides.
The musical backdrop now holds them entranced
As dozens more dancers come in from the sides
Imagine the awe as they see how she’s danced
 
The musical backdrop now holds them entranced
Such skillfull performers must practice for days
Imagine the awe as they see how she’s danced
The finest of all of her musical plays
 
Such skillfull performers must practice for days
Each night after school she rehearses her art
The finest of all of her musical plays
And she on her own will control every part
 
Each night after school she rehearses her art
The Theatre they bought her for Christmas last year
And she on her own will control every part Each final performance must fill her with fear
 
The Theatre they bought her for Christmas last year
The acts she puts on for her family and friends
Each final performance must fill her with fear
The actors and dancers are real she pretends
 
The acts she puts on for her family and friends
She jumps in the air while she pirhouettes twice
The actors and dancers are real she pretends
The beautiful skater now spins on the ice
 
 
 
 
 
 

Author notes

This is a pantoum, I am terrible at pantoums and similar French poetry with repeating lines. If you want to see one done well look at Amera who has a list of good ones. I hope you can enjoy this one at least a little however.

The picture (and the prompt) is

Snowing II by manips-of-artist2