… And A Dance by Laura Marie Clark


Two dragons,

Each composed of two grown men;

Another man dressed as

A large, golden Buddha.

They progress around the room, pausing

At each table

To spread smiles

And bring cheer

To their audience.


On the stage, they dance

And twist, flashing colours

Before our eyes,

Filling our vision with rainbows

Of red and gold.

However long they spark amusement,

Time flies by at double speed.


We see ourselves as strangers in our homes,

Outsiders looking upon

Our own cultures, wondering

Just as we are marvelling,

Viewing Christmas lights

And Easter eggs

And media obsession with royals

With alien meaning and intention,

All understanding lost. For this

Is who we are,

Watching the dragons dance,

Observing without knowing

Blind although we see.


It makes the moment

No less beautiful,

The evening no less enthralling;

We have no bias, existing

Purely to enjoy

And nothing more.


© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book City Of The World

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.

Visit Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/laura-marie-clark.html

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