Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction


Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly flash fiction challenge where participants submit stories based on a photograph presented by Joe Owens.  There is a link above where you can submit your story and read those submitted by others.  Lately I have been on a trend with this challenge to try my hand at different types of poetry.  Today please enjoy, The Ballad of Our Dance.

333Photo Credit: Joe Owens

The Ballad of Our Dance

I move alone since you left the dance floor

Music muted, you waltzed through heaven’s door

Among family and friends, I am still alone

I’d have danced with you, had I’d known


In our dance, I was never coy

Like jitterbugs, we moved through life with joy

The war intervened, as it would

You returned and life was good


Life went on, us full of bliss

Sometimes we strolled but often with a twist

Next came the children, our family of five

Smiling faces and lots of hand jive


The decade that followed we twisted again

Joining our kids dancing the Madison

Another war came and threatened our boy

Like you he came home and didn’t redeploy


Our kids grew up and moved away

We did the hustle to keep old age at bay

Through the years, we each had our faults

In the end we perfected our waltz

14 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    This is a beautiful loving poem about young love, marriage and unity


  2. joyroses13 says:

    OH how moving! Very good! Like the last line!


  3. A very sweet piece. Sounds wonderful.


  4. Sad, but positive.
    A love gone, but forever remembered.
    Beautifully expressed.


  5. rogershipp says:

    Beautifully written with passion for each season of their relationship. Nice!


  6. EagleAye says:

    Loved the way this rhymes. I feel like I know this family now. Beautifully and smartly written.


  7. Oh Danny Boy says:

    A story well told!



  8. Joe Owens says:

    Ooh, haunting Mary Ann. Thanks for supporting Sunday Photo Fiction.