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Dancing Queen

The queen, so happy, had fourteen children
seven sons and daughters had she
she looked at them all, said “let’s have a ball
I wonder how best that can be?”
 
The seven daughters stood in a circle
and round and round and round they danced
the queen thought “fair, but they’re getting nowhere
repeating they cannot advance”.
 
The seven sons stood straight in a line
they marched up and down, up and down
the queen thought “O.K, but where is the play
the fun of a night on the town?
 
The queen considered, and placed them in couples
they waltzed one-two-three, one-two-three
the queen thought “that’s better, but strict to the letter
is killing their freedom to be;
 
though circles and lines and couples are fine
they’re limited what they can do
they must be improved in a new kind of groove
that’s soulful and gleeful and true”.
 
She said to her children “it’s over to you
just move how you feel more alive …”
so they lindy-hopped, boogied and discoed and rocked,
they street-danced and clog-danced and jived.
 
 
 
 
#StevieSmith
Josh
Author's Note
#StevieSmith
Classic Corner Comp entry for "Alone in the Woods", hosted by Ahavati.
Inspired by the poem “The Queen and the Young Princess” which can be found here:...
#StevieSmith
Classic Corner Comp entry for "Alone in the Woods", hosted by Ahavati.
Inspired by the poem “The Queen and the Young Princess” which can be found here:
https://www.magyarulbabelben.net/works/en/Smith%2C_Stevie-1902/The_Queen_and_the_Young_Princess
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