Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It came out of nowhere and hit me like a ton of bricks....


she's now a woman of fifty
but her youthfulness still shines through

we know her as baby
but her real name is jennifer

she's a contestant
on dancing with the stars

call me dorky
but my parents were ballroom dance teachers
so i guess it's in my blood

i watch the show
 and enjoy it immensely

when someone begins with two left feet and a lack of confidence
can blossom into a graceful dancer
because of commitment and hard work
it's an achievement i can appreciate

she lifted her elbows
looked up into his eyes
and that's when it hit me

her hair the same tousled bob
him towering above her
young and handsome 

instantly
my heart jerked
tears swelled 

memories rushing

it should have been patrick
but it was derek

 and
they should have been 
dirty dancing