Everybody Dance (The Dance Of The Dead)

As the sun sinks upon the horizon,
As the dark night creeps in,
The dead dance.
On the streets they roam,
Silent,
Alone.
Everybody dances,
The saints and the sinners,
Everybody dances,
To the sound of the rhythm,
Everybody dances,
The dance of the dead.

The dance of the dead goes on,
And on,
Never stops,
Never slows,
Time does not matter to the dead.
Everybody dances,
The poor and the rich,
Everybody dances,
To the cries to the babies,
Everybody dances,
The dance of the dead.

As your time goes up,
The dead dance into your room,
Filled with silent movements,
They twirl with grace,
And style
And ease.
They reach out their hands,
And you take it,
And join the dance of the dead.
Everybody dance,
The young and the old,
Everybody dance,
The music is playing,
Everybody dance,
To the dance of the dead.

C’mon,
Everybody dance,
Soldiers and lovers,
Oh,
Everybody dance,
To sound they cry,
So,
Everybody dance,
To the dance of the dead,
The dance of the dead.
Oh,
Everybody dances,
Because the dance never stops.

6/05/06

by Charlie F. Kane

Comments (5)

I liked you poem But not the dead... Think about life Before the grave Let us read more The happiness in you That I hope Will seed and pave...
Impressive Biography, Great poetry, and songs! ..... Marina Gabey....
magnificent job, i love it, i really like the way you describe the rhthym. keep it up, your stuff is great! ~Kailynd
Is this about the grateful dead at all? Anyway though, great write. Meghan
AH! WELL DONE, YOUNG MAN..THE BITTERSWEET TASTE OF THE MOROSE OF DARKSIDE PROSE...POE IS A STELLAR CHOICE OF PREFERRED READ, AS WELL AS A QUALIFIED INFLUENCE IN CON- JUNCTION W/ YOUR OWN CRAFTED STYLE...WILL BE READING UP ON MORE OF YOUR WORK, YOUNGBLOOD...MEANWHILE, A(10) FOR THE' DANCE '...KEEP UP THE MERITOUS WORK, CHARLIE.