Your heart is not a dance floor or a waiting room

To my daughters I will say,
Never let anyone use your heart for a waiting room,
Don’t let them come in and sit, and walk around and play,
Not knowing exactly what they want to do with you.
Don’t let him stay, don’t entertain his play,
Don’t let him practice his waltz in and out of your life,
For your heart is not a dance floor; it is a home.
Ask for what you want and if he cannot give it to you,
You walk away.
Don’t spend another minute, hoping he will come around,
Because he won’t.

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18 thoughts on “Your heart is not a dance floor or a waiting room

  1. The punctuation does it for me, breaks the poem into thoughtful cadences.
    This mother would have me think that love is holding back, serving wisdom in slices the daughter can handle careful not to overwhelm.
    “…Don’t let them come in and sit, and walk around and play,
    …Don’t let him stay, don’t entertain his play,…”
    The internal rhyming is subtle too…I love the poem Estii!
    This poem should be spoken slowly and unhurried like our parents would do
    P.S. The heart is a home, I couldn’t agree more.
    Home I have come to make my bed

  2. I have missed so much! Time to play catch up!. This poem is beautiful!!! Noo don’t make me want to write poems all over. I’ll survive knowing that you’re still in it. πŸ™‚

      1. Are you kidding? Your blog has been Bookmarked on my laptop since the “Einstein times”. I just unhid the bookmarks tab and I knew I had to check in.
        Keep it up!
        I’m afraid I’m done writing poems; it was a 10-week journey. Not having a prompt to respond to is difficult especially since poetry doesn’t exactly come to me naturally. But writing does, hence my new blog. One day, I pray we collaborate on spoken word. That will be awesome! πŸ™‚

        1. hayyy! you’re putting ideas in my head. a spoken word collaboration would be so awesome. we should totally work on making that happen.

          Ill check out your blog in a little bit.

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