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I preferred to dance

matchsticks sometimes burn our little fingers
but mine were all black anyway
arranged this way and that
in careful repetition
under the glass glued down
I wore my georgie girl jumper
a remedy for everything in Fair Isle
aqua blue it spoke to me of the
white of winter and the warmth of fires I never knew
but I thought I knew you, far far away
I heard your distant singing and danced in my head
to all the words you sang and in my mind I was
A Seeker too
And I danced the little matchgirl in the ballet as a mime
and I wore her worn expression superimposed over mine
and I tried to understand the world around me going fast
but I was never quick enough, cos I preferred to dance

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snippets of memories from my childhood, reminding of who I once was and how that person infected the person I am today, with whimsy and daring to be a dreamer even now….I always was, always will be….dreamer

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Even today I find myself wanting to understand the world around me but don’t get to it because of so much I want to do, and also understanding that I am just not the type to take in so much at once – I realize I have to slow down :)

  • i think we all probably need to slow down Mui-Ling, you are certainly not alone there…..with all the new technology and great advances, we are bound to go faster and achiever more in shorter spaces of time, and this becomes the norm. However, I firmly believe that we need to slow it down…and I think in time, that society will realise this also xox

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