My heart is beating rapidly
As I take to centre stage.
The song that will make my dreams come true is about to start to play.
I'm terrified and scared and I can't move at all,
It feels like I'm constricted in a cage and that I'm going to fall.
The music starts to play its song,
As it flows and vibrates through my ears,
I hope that I can pull this off otherwise I will live my fears.
I catch the steely stares of the judges as they sit professionally in their chairs.
All I have to do is dance, try my best, and take a chance.
My heart finds the rhythm as I twirl around the floor,
My arms and legs are moving in synchronism as I push myself to do more.
The dress I wear glistens as I shake, spin and shimmer,
My feet slide along the hardness of the stage as the light gradually becomes dimmer,
The emotion I am feeling is intense and incredible,
My dress that floats effortlessly is intricate and desirable.
My fear has disappeared and a smile appears instead,
The music slows to a quiet melody as I experience pulsing in my head.
All dreams must come to an end as I have noticed right now,
As I curtsey to the crowd knowing I've done myself proud.
I ascend towards the side wing and my heart begins to sing,
My feet have a beat of their own, how my confidence has grown.
My dream as I have mentioned a million times before is not to be a competitor, but be the best dancer of them all.

FOLLOW US was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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