Dance Of Lives
Savannah Tindiglia, Grade 10, All Saints Anglican School
3rd in the 'Read Write Repeat 2015' competition
Moving through time, so perfect, so innocent... naïve,
The spontaneous, un-choreographed dance,
Untouched- fragile like a glass bird... Once.
Societal strings tighten... now brainwashed, choreographed puppetry,
Remarkably, a whole world of arms and legs moving in synchronicity,
Controlled? But living incredible lives!... Perhaps?
The Ironic Facade
The serene, controlled duck... gracefully gliding upon the water,
An unseen chaotic, anguished struggle is masked beneath the shiny surface,
Enjoying the scenery? Managing to stay afloat... Just?
Dancing on a matchstick, counting rapidly... the beat speeding up,
Red flames burning closer... devouring one’s place to stand,
No room for once dancing feet... 'Till we all fall down.