What do you see # 44- 24 August 2020

Picture courtesy of Joel Valve- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a girl dancing under the jets of water of a fountain, which are meeting above her in an arc)

Dancing in my head

“Your stuck with curvature
You’ll never look the same.
So you better make friends with that pain.”

Looking out the window I heard the words they said
But I was miles away dancing in my head .

When I get upset, not feeling free.
In rain, sun or snow .
Those words come back to haunt me .
So into my head I go.

When I feel pushed and pressured
All I can think of is the words they said.
I close my eyes and bugger them,

I go dancing in my head!

When looking in the mirror is too much to bare
My clothes look like something I shouldn’t wear.
I close my eyes and let the music flow.
Then dancing in my head I go.

When pain is over baring and I can’t get out of bed
I close my eyes and bugger them I go dancing in my head.

I am still the me I was before.

Though not quite the same.
When I am at my worst I play my saving game.
I am sorry if you think me rude and blanch at things I’ve said.

But when it all becomes too much
I go dancing in my head.

So don’t judge me by my cover I am still a happy soul.
I may not be perfect but I am whole.
When things get too much and depressions wanting fed.
Bugger it I shout and go dancing in my head


This is Sadje Keep It Alive’s What do you see.

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gdutta17
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 10:48:22

    It’s beautiful….yes, the pain in the head keeps coming but then the brave just shrug their shoulders and dance away! Loved it! πŸ™‚


  2. Sadje
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 12:06:09

    What a fantastic poem Willow! One can always find solace in the mind if not in body. Thanks for joining in the challenge


  3. Ritu
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 12:46:06

    Great job, Sis!


  4. Tina Stewart Brakebill
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 16:06:03

    Love it!!


  5. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 18:52:42

    VEry wise words, Willow. We all need to be this brave.


  6. Jules
    Aug 25, 2020 @ 22:05:33

    Keep dancing in your head or anywhere else. Beauty can be found in all things, shapes and dreams!! While the swan and the bear have different moves each can have the freedom they need within the shapes they are in!! πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’•


  7. Suzette Benjamin
    Aug 26, 2020 @ 00:02:40

    Beautiful words of inspiration. A dance in the mind.. a beautiful idea. Great post. Thank youπŸ’–


  8. judeitakali
    Aug 26, 2020 @ 12:04:53

    Beautiful and inspiring πŸ’›


  9. Dora
    Aug 28, 2020 @ 03:23:40

    Wonderfully put. For many of us who live with constant chronic pain, etc., you speak volumes πŸ˜€


  10. -Eugenia
    Aug 29, 2020 @ 14:57:00

    Beautiful and uplifting, Willow! 🧑 πŸ’›


  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 30, 2020 @ 19:45:24

    I LOVE this, Willow. It’s exactly what I do too – go dancing in my head. Thank heavens for imagination, right? πŸ’ƒ 😍β™₯️


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  13. Chris Hall
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 07:19:15

    I love this… and can really empathise πŸ™‚


  14. Hobbo
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 16:21:38

    We loved this
    Hobbo (and Dauphy)


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