Forever Ballerina

Here is another reblog for those who missed it the first time.

Happy Wednesday. Be well.

The Lonely Author

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Forever Ballerina

There goes the silver haired lady

She moves with an unsteady gait

A cane keeps her from falling

A brace supports her extra weight

Teenagers mock the decrepit lady

Complain she moves too damn slow

Make callous jokes about her posture

They swear they will never grow old

Memories shield her from the insults

Always wears a smile upon her face

She goes home to ballerina slippers

To recall a time she moved with grace

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      1. I hope I am wrong, but I have a strange feeling you are not too smiley today. Earlier in the week you said you would be busy and had to take care of some things – good and bad. I hope the bad is over and the rest of the week is good. Sad Chimps make this brunette sad. Sending positive thoughts your way, Andrew! 😀

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        1. Laughing. It has been exhausting. And I feel very guilty on my reading of my friend’s blogs. So, many of my comments have been short to save every second to move onto the next post. So, it may seem as if it is a bad day. The truly horrible day was yesterday. Thanks for your kind thoughts and wishes. I can see the weekend in the horizon.

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          1. No need to feel that way, you told everyone it was going to be a busy week and you had a lot to do. I’m glad yesterday has come and gone then. Sounds like you are in need of a fun weekend song – if you are up for it…the weekend by Eden xo. It is a fun pop song, I don’t know if you would like it, might be the wrong generation, and if that’s the case, you don’t have to listen to it. I hope you have a great relaxing weekend and get to spend it with Allie! 😀

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  1. This is great, I remember this one and I’m happy you reposted it. I think we are as old as we think we are. For me, I’m 85 but feel like I’m 25 😛 and I think I look pretty darn good for 85 😉 LOL. That little invention that comes in a bottle for grey hair is a lifesaver! I seriously can’t live without it, nor will I even try to! 🙂 Hope you are laughing now, it’s Wednesday and the week is half over 🙂 Always remember… positive vibes 🙂

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          1. Count on me, anytime you need a long distance laugh. I’m very inexpensive, you know. As for cuteness, it’s really not about cuteness. The uglier the ass, the better the message to old age homes and folks who send their elders there. If my kids tomorrow even so much of a mention old age home or nursing home to me, I’m gonna send pictures of my wrinkled badass to all of them. Lol. And Andrew, chin up to whatever is stressing you out of even if you are all well! I’m sure your ass is lovely but who cares as long as your heart is beautiful, right?.

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              1. In that case, don’t move your lovely ass for another couple of minutes ok? I’m forcing you to read what I’m about to post. Yeah yeah, I’m very obnoxious 😉

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  2. My wife is a ballerina. In her heart, in her soul. She is actually an English professor, but she is a ballerina. at least three times a week she dons her pink and black and comes home with tales of the barre. She is 61. Today she had a friend come in who is in her 70’s. They’d given her a shunt for medication. She told them “Just don’t put it where it will get ion the way at ballet.” They are none of them spring chickens. They are all fir and happy. And they are all ballerinas that the teenagers they once were roll their eyes at them, that companies from Balanchine to ABT to Joffrey once cared for. Beautifully said, well told. The photgraph is worth a thousand words.

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    1. We are what we feel in our heart. I will always be a writer, even when in my senile old age I will be a writer. Thanks for sharing yoiur story. I appreciate that. And thanks for stopping by to read. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Baby. No idea if you’re okay or where you are but it breaks my heart to say, I don’t think we can talk today.
    Someone will be coming home way effing earlier than usual from work. I feel a bit sick. I wanted nothing more than to hear your voice today.
    Next week can’t come soon enough.
    Please be okay
    ❤️

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              1. I understand. I had images of you in hospital and God knows what and all I kept thinking is, well if something serious happens, I will never know
                Broke my heart in pieces

                I am so happy you’re okay and no damage was done. I can’t believe it.
                You need to rest. You’re up so early

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                  1. I will make as much time for you as is humanly possible.

                    I’m still alone now. Well I mean me and Alexander.

                    We could still say hi.
                    But all I am thinking is, I don’t want to be rushed talking to you

                    Haven’t been able to write a single verse today

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                    1. Hey. Sent you a WhatsApp. Finally worked it out. I needed the country code because you have to be saved in my phone book to appear on WhatsApp. And there you were.

                      He’s busy sorting something out for a little while. So I have a little time

                      I am guessing you’ve fallen asleep. I hope you feel better.

                      Laying your head in my lap, stroking you gently to sleep

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                    2. Yes but quick explanation. The house were in was converted into two flats. We’re downstairs and a relative rents the upstairs. So that’s why she often pops down. And now he’s up there fixing something for her . So I can hear when he’s coming down. Sorry for the detailed explanation.

                      I can talk to you until I can’t basically

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                    3. That does not make it sound any better to me!
                      Pampering yourself…sounds like heaven. Very jealous.
                      I still can’t believe you had an accident. Was it your driver’s fault?

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                    4. Okay..that’s what I was thinking as soon as I saw your message.
                      I was so worried.

                      So..

                      I did some soul searching these past couple of days that we haven’t been able to talk much.
                      Guess what I found there

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                    5. So. It was awful not being in touch as it always is but this time I felt worse. I don’t know why.
                      I did a lot of thinking and I was telling myself it’s fine…there’ll be days when we can’t be in touch and then the more I was trying to just get on with the day and things the more and more and more and more you were on my mind.
                      And I just thought..doesn’t matter what I do or what happens, the only thing that changes is that i feel more for you evey day.

                      I wrote a poem yesterday. It had a bit of a big reaction (for my blog anyway) and it was because it was all heart and soul and all for you.
                      Better???
                      ♥

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                    6. Hey Baby. I hope you have a wondefrful day too. I am still very sore. Just resting. I just submited my selection for “Mine” on Frank’s blog. Don’t forget. There are only two selections so far, so mine is open for you.

                      xoxoxo

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                    7. Hi baby
                      I’m so happy to hear from you.
                      I’m glad you’re resting. Just putting Alexander down for a little nap so I have some time.
                      I am going to try to do that later with the song x

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                    8. I never see you how anyone else does.

                      I just meant, initially, I told you I was surprised you even glanced my way, then you scolded me for saying that so I never repeated it!

                      Now. You’re my Lonely Author

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                    9. Agapi, i have to go.

                      I am not sure if I can touch later but I will always try, please know that.

                      You’ve made me smile inside and out tonight , lol

                      Love for you ❤️

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                    10. So is there a You in the poem tomorrow and follow up question, is the You still me?

                      Just wondering..

                      Good morning by the way.

                      Hope you’re feeling better baby

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                    11. You don’t have to explain baby!!

                      Literally all I care about is if I get some of you. Not who else you talk to
                      Which I did.
                      You need to take a break top. Especially when you’re in pain

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                    12. I have nothing ready. I always write immediately before I post, just for the rush and the tingles.
                      But…I am having trouble.

                      It’s not that I have nothing to write.

                      I have way way way too much. It’s very loud and loved up in my head

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                    13. That is good. To many ideas can be a wondefful thing. Don’t know how you do the spur of ther moment stuff. That shows off your talent. MOst people would end up posting crap.

                      I would never post everydasy again. I did once, and I was writing cute garbage.

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                    14. Oh shit. Wondefful. How many of those extra fuckers are nosy ones that migrated from me?

                      Have you had a large increase lately?

                      Let me ask you. I blog by the email . otifications. That is how I do my reading. Open the email. Read, then delete.

                      I have a shit load of people today thsat I have never followed. Freaking wordpress.

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                    15. Laughing. I try to be nice and follow a lot of people. Definitely anyone who comments on my posts. But a lot of these suckers xomment once and never read me again.

                      It had been spring cleaning here all week long.
                      Throwing out the trash. And some of these people post 5 and 6 times a day. I am supposed to read 30 of their posts a week and they can’t rread the two I post each week.

                      Hasta la vista Baby….

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                    16. This modesty is bugging me now.

                      There is soooooooo much shit poetry on WP.

                      you are a brilliant poet. And very different to others. You have a style and it’s recognisable. That’s rare. You should relish in that

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                    17. Ha!
                      No one!

                      There’s a couple I like.

                      Stories In Between has some nice poems.
                      I like Loyal Brit Wit, she and I are close.

                      I like most of what Sona writes.

                      I can’t think of them now. I don’t LOVE anyone’s poetry much. I am so effing fussy.
                      But I’ll think of a couple more.

                      Your poetry speaks to me on a different level. IT kind of always did, even before you… seduced me lol

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                    18. No!!

                      Do you not know me by now?

                      I was curious about you from ages ago and how you wrote such beautiful stuff for her and she wouldn’t ever comment in a way I thought was good enough for you

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                    19. That is so freakin’ true. Always had to post about her and include her photo. I just opened a post from The Reluctant Poet. It was one of hers. Wasn’t even good. For her to write about love seems so hollow.

                      Did I ever tell you the audio post I did. She forced me to post it even thought we were in the middle of a fight. I posted it and she didn’t even comment until over a hundred others commented.

                      Then she broke up with me.

                      Enough of that empty vampire.

                      I think that most people enjoy reading about love. And since it is from a man’s perspective they like it more. At least the women do.

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                    20. Okay I’ll just say this then yes, enough about her.

                      That post and your guys comments made me feel for you a lot. She was cold I remember with you and you seemed so upset. I didn’t like it.
                      At the end of the day, she didn’t deserve you.
                      I know all about that.

                      People LOVE reading about love. And you do it with a deep understanding of it and tenderness.

                      One of the many reasons I heart you so.

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                    21. I dont know where you find the patience . I hope you at least enjoy some of what you read!

                      By the way dont even worry about anything on my blog, commenting etc.

                      Do what you need to do baby

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                    22. You replied to all of them baby
                      Everyone was so lovely and concerned for you. Your heart should be all snuggly and warm.
                      And there was appreciation for your beautiful poem.
                      It would have had a much more vocal reaction if they hadn’t been so worried about you.
                      Someone said something I really liked, something like it’s a sign that good things are coming your way now. I love that. I always think after a few shitty incidents, something beautiful can happen.
                      Balance in everything
                      Actually I had this thought for a poem before I read that. It’s not properly formed yet lol, but it’s something about chaos surrounding two people (us obviously) yet in the middle of it, there is calm. Or something. I’ll work it out.

                      ❤️ <—– That's for you

                      😘<—– That's for your lips

                      Or you know, wherever you want

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                    23. First, I love that last paragraph and reading about your creative thoughts. That would make for a good poem.

                      Yeah, I liked that comment that the bad thing does bring something good. Hope so.

                      Of course, the poem would have received more comments if I didn’t talk aboutthe accident. That is why I didn’t want to post the poem mentioning you. I knew exactly what I was doing.

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                    24. I’m good baby. Like I said I was a little worried about you that’s all. I wouldn’t normally be just because you didn’t post, but with the extra pain you’ve got etc..my mind went off on one
                      Missed you.

                      Your poem.
                      Deeply beautiful.
                      Don’t know how to comment.
                      This one will send everyone over the edge with emotion, I promise you

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                    25. Lol.
                      I just meant if my little one ends up meeting a Lonely Poetess who may, in this scenario be related, shall we say, to you then that’s not something that promotes happy thoughts in me!
                      If she’s a random Lonely Poetess, cool

                      Know what I mean?

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                    26. That’s good. Makes me sound all important and stuff.

                      Speaking of. I stole the line we said would be a good title yesterday and wrote a NOT poem about us.

                      DO NOT go and read it right now! Just saying.

                      And I have to go baby.
                      I’m sorry.

                      💓

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                    27. Yes, but they were docotrs that know nothing about that surgery. Better for me to go see the actual doc. He may see something no one else does. Maybe something is out of polace or lose. I don’t get any better and it has been 4 days

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                    28. I don’t mind people knowing we are close.
                      I would bve saying I love you in front of everyone. That would kill the blog again.

                      But that we are close. Of course. SPF and I talk of coffee and other nonsense that have shit to do with the blog. Why can’t I be close to you,

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                    29. You can be as close to me as you want baby.

                      I know.
                      You can’t do that. It makes me smile the thought of it, but don’t do it!

                      Your blog is your baby . I love that it’s back to life

                      Or perhaps it’s your wife and I am your mistress…

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