DANCE AGAIN

Casey Bell
2 min readFeb 23, 2022

DANCE AGAIN FROM REJECTED

When I was a child, I would dance

I’d dance every time I had the chance

I did not care who would see me

It was me I was not afraid to be

I’d dance to Gospel, country, reggae or hip hop

Disco, Electronic, Latin, or bebop

I dance anywhere, it really didn’t matter

Until my self-esteem, my peers did shatter

They would criticize, laugh, and joke

My confidence in me now was broke

I’d hear the music and would want to move

But I would hear their laughs and ignore the groove

There was a time I would dance and not care

But now dance in public I wouldn’t dare

I noticed my life was not the same

Dull, boring, and full of shame

I would try to return to the mind of a child

But it just seemed too weird, crazy and wild

But today as I sit here and wonder

Why did I allow them to still my thunder?

I have lost me in the midst of my peers

They have installed in me unwanted fears

With a renewed mind I have decided to recover

The original me, this music lover

You can criticize, laugh, and even joke

But at least now the real me is woke

So, I will dance again and won’t give a yam

And if you have a problem with it you can scram

You can speak your wisecracks, you can even shade

But I will no longer allow you to make me afraid

Afraid of being the one and only me

The me I am no longer afraid to be

When I was a child, I would dance

I’d dance every time I had the chance

And I am happy that I have restored the child in me

My life is now the best it can be, it is free

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK REJECTED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING BOOK GO TO: https://www.authorcaseybell.com/rejected.html

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Casey Bell

Proud uncle, writer (author, poet, songwriter, playwright, screenwriter, drama series), fashion designer, graphic designer, visual artist, and so much more.