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How sweet the teetering toes of
Our tiny ballerina, whose
Pink daffodil-cupped tutu shivers
Like umbrellas in the wind
When our petite princess pirouettes.

How divine the duckling dances
With swan-like grace
As days pass into years and
Teetering toes teeter no more
But traverse the starry skies

How bitter the teetering toes of
Our growing ballerina, whose
Pink daffodil-cupped tutu shivers again
As days pass into years
Because the scourge has
Pulled the stars from our heavens

How blessed, the hearts of those
So fortunate to know
Our fragile ballerina
With slippers hung, by wheel-chair rung
Whose joyous smiles and giggles
Still welcome us with warm embrace

How sweet her breath upon our cheeks
How precious -- each pixie-face pucker
While darker clouds collect and loom
And fever un-paints her lovely skin;
Her laughter dashes forth to echo into silence

Felicia Stone İMarch 3, 2010

Here, I share, with stark honesty, my life.

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The following comments are for "Echo into Silence (Ataxia)"
by FeliciaStone

..of movement and loss

Robert William

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 13, 2010 )

I will put this amongst my favorites. Any time a poet uses 'pirouette' I'm sold - something about that word. Very nice indeed!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: March 15, 2010 )

Bobby and Jon
Thank you. This is about my niece who was diagnosed with A-T, a very rare and fatal childhood disease.

( Posted by: FeliciaStone [Member] On: January 15, 2011 )

love this.
-very nice. what i see from it, is so wonderful, & important. thankyou.

( Posted by: moonrising36109 [Member] On: December 5, 2011 )

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