The Balerina

by willowdot21

Just like being stretched upon the rack

bruised toes and aching back.

Practice practice every day

no time to sooth those pains away.

Willowy thin is hard to maintain

you have to be strict and refuse treats

again and again.

If you grow too wide or too tall

you will loose it all, your dreams will

tumble and fall.

A brief moment of glory portraying

Nutcracker or the  Swanlake Story.

A few weeks of fame, reward for a

lifetime of self denial and pain.

Then back in the chorus no one even

remembers your name .

4 Comments to “The Balerina”

  1. most dedication and dedicated souls are in it because of joy they receive and, most compete with themselves ~ I love your sensitivity !

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