The Ballerina

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 3rd Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A poem about a ballerina - and how hard she worked to become the best in her ballet troop.

The Ballerina

The ballerina that I know,
Is always dancing on her toes.
She practices dance throughout the day,
And at the barre she does a plie.

She bends and stretches oh so much,
And then she does a pas de deux.
She wears out shoes - six pair a day,
And then she tosses them away.

Those shoes have very hard toes, you see,
Her feet are sore and sometimes bleed.
She puts some cotton in the tip,
And hopefully will have a good grip.

Once the music starts then she,
Will dance a pirouette for me.
She spins and spins and spins some more,
Without falling on the floor.

I love the watch the full ballet,
Dance with costumes full array.
The tutus move to music sweet,
This, to watch, is always neat!

My very favorite, loved ballet,
Is Swan Lake, I want to say.
The music stirs my very soul,
The Black Swan is my favorite role.


Ballet, Classical Dance, Dance, Poetry

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author avatar Christine Crowley
I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar Denise O
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Just a lovely piece. Now where did I put my tutu, hmmm. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Loved this. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you - where is my tutu? From years ago!

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author avatar Jules Castillo
4th Mar 2012 (#)

my first love was a ballerina...

i still can

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author avatar Christine Crowley
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Really, wow! That is neat. First loves you always, always remember!

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author avatar Tess Irons
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice poem, Christine. I love ballerinas in tutus.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Mar 2012 (#)


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