Education: Poems by Patients

I Never Told Anybody

I'm sitting here and wondering

How many are going to ask me to dance tonight

I wonder should I dance

Because maybe they won't laugh at me

And I could have fun

The steps don't seem to have changed too much

I could still wiggle my feet, I guess

Maybe someone will notice me keeping time with my feet

And will take the hint that I would like to dance,

—Margaret Whittaker, age 50

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Swinging down the avenue

Dancing, curving

With all them cats looking at me

Hollering "Do it, Miss Mary, do it!"

Curving with all of them cats on my...

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