Our Slow Dance

A steady beat of drums and

loud guitars calling upon

you move your hips despite

the heartache in the song.


It’s a remembrance dance

But the rhythm is good

A somber slow move

Bright spots flicker


There is an opposite and

remedy for dredged gloom.

I find myself joyous in little

harmonies found that bloom.


It’s an equal reaction

Joy oozes in like sweet cream

Take your finger

And swipe a big dollop


I am numb to what hurts

here with you spinning.

For you my dear friend I’ll

have words commencing.


In the same way that water

Can split sunlight into a rainbow

There is a beautiful dance

Of life’s little inside joke


Harmony is a palette and

I dab colors that it contains.

Your canvas has shades black

because you’re not that vain.


Your palette I see is broad

And your blots are shaped

Like iron and iris

We are humbled by pain


I want to bury you deep

inside the center of my head.

“It may hurt,” cries my mind

but I go with my heart instead.


We shake our snow globe head

And let the glitter fall

They grow as if seed

It’s bud of black and blue


Can you see me here now?

On my canvas there is blue.

I would not ever know love

if I didn’t know pain well too.


Yes my eyes are open now

I see love’s whip it stings

But the rise is always worth the fall

I welcome the bury

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(Written by Stella Bailey and Jared Winchester)

7 Comments Add yours

  1. sbailey says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to write with you Jared! You are a truly talented writer!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. An honor to work with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. aflawedpearl says:

    Bravo 👏🏻 I love this collaboration.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Stella is very talented as are you! 😀 Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. aflawedpearl says:

        😊 thanks, Jared. I don’t fit in the category you guys do. I think I’m made to cheer you on!!!

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