June 5 2023
I went again. I absolutely adore this group of people. The poems shared were powerful, meaningful, and passionate.
I shared a new poem, written today.
As a young girl she loved music,
moving her body to the beat
With her record player and 45’s
She was a Dancing Queen.
Music made everything better
The discomfort of Life melted
Leaving only the beat and lyrics.
She feels the beat, the words,
in her heart, her soul, her bones.
As a child and teen,
Soul Train, Solid Gold,
Were her Saturdays.
Dreams of being a Solid Gold dancer, Being a Rockette.
She assumed these dreams to be out of reach.
As it went, as she got older,
Life took it’s twists and turns
With dreams of becoming a dancer unrealized.
As she became an adult, married, had kids
She hid that part of herself
2023 has brought an emergence
After 8 years of withdrawing from Society,
Refraining from being social,
She says, No longer.
I’m dancing when I go for walks.
I’m dancing when I’m in the grocery store.
I’m dancing in my seat while driving.
I’m dancing while working.
I’m dancing while at the gym.
I’m dancing while making out.
I’m letting the music, the beat, the words
Move my gypsy, Pisces soul
As I float into the mystic.
I’m here to let the Wild Flower Within,
sharing my scent,
My colors, my vibrance with all I encounter.
Let’s put on our Boogie Shoes
And do it all night long
-2023 Camilla Downs
Group photo from last night. Beautiful people. ❤️❤️❤️