Oh the joy of dancing

Oh the joy of dancing
To bad 80s tunes.
On a street with trendsetters
And so many slicked hair goons!

From across the road,
Glimpse a near-empty bar
Sad to see so few dancing,
It makes one of us say Aha!

I tried to be the voice of reason
I’m uncool, we’re tired, it’s so late!
Trivial was the stern reply,
So across we went to meet our fate!

Oh the joy of dancing
To a bad 80s song.
Grinning evilly, I wonder
What could possibly go wrong?

For starters . . . my lack of grace.
I don’t ease into the twirl.
Then there’s a sideways moonwalk!
Blushing, despite myself, a giddy schoolgirl!

Although I was reluctant
To be drawn to the dancefloor,
As our crazy antics make people recoil
I start to imagine an audience roar!

So, you think you can dance?
The question is not, do you dance well?
Dancing is freedom from your inhibitions
And each move, like a song, has a story to tell.

So on this night, in a bar with VB,
I laugh, jump, whirl and spin!
Enjoying The Look of Love and Jackson 5,
Such bad singing truly makes me grin!

But appreciation of bad music has its limits.
For silly friends like us, dancing draws to an end
When the DJ puts on the theme to Baywatch,
A travesty to drive one around the bend!

Oh the joy of dancing


Joined March 2009

  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 10

Artist's Description

On Saturday the 13th of March 2010, I was thrilled to attend the Melbourne institution of The Dan for my first-ever poetry afternoon. Each Saturday, The Dan O’Connell Hotel runs this – a great way to pass three hours from 2pm!
My friend Amy Bodossian was the featured poet – and I braved the microphone (which I hate – much prefer smaller venues where I can just project my voice…) culminating in another fun evening of frivolity with friends – the inspiration behind this poem about Johnson St Fitzroy…

Artwork Comments

  • Xadrik
  • msdebbie
  • Xadrik
  • msdebbie
  • Xadrik
  • Xadrik
  • Lisa  Jewell
  • msdebbie
  • MichaelTravis
  • msdebbie
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.