This column is dedicated to one of the highest art forms in the sphere of human communication—Poetry. Nothing is nobler than the expression of human emotion. All poetry is perfect, no matter what the format or the background of the poet. A voice is a voice. With poetry, you get more than words. You get rhythm, you get sound, you get silence, you get mood—you get emotion. What more can you ask? This column is also dedicated to all the people who have ever lived, those here now, and those yet to come. God bless the poets among you. They carry the soul of the world.

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I Wish I Were A Soul Train Dancer

I Wish I Were A Soul Train Dancer - The excitement of youth and its expression stays in the mind.


I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
On the tv with great moves and rhythm
Flowing through my beautiful body
Adorned in fashion of my own creation

I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
Feeling the beat and smiling the smile
As my shining moment flashed for the
Seconds that I strolled down the line

I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
Knowing that my platform put me in
The minds of those who sought to walk
Down the gossamer halls of cool

I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
Building for the moment that would
Arrive finally after the singers and
Commercials were gone

I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
At the end of the show when Don Cornelius
Was the host saying “…as always in parting
I wish you Love, peace and soul!”

I wish I were a Soul Train dancer
Waiting to return next week
When it will all be a stone gas, honey
Instead of a fifty-eight year old white guy with a limp.

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