A Couple On The Move

Whether it’s an Irish pub, a packed rock & roll bar, or a ballroom dance floor filled with Big Band Era seniors, hubby Mark and I will probably dance. Not well, mind you, but with great energy and enthusiasm.

We often attract attention and even compliments, accompanied undoubtedly by such thought balloons as “How do people that old dance so fast?” Or “I’m pretty sure my grandma can’t do that.” Or “What the hell is that woman doing on the men’s side of my synagogue?”

In case you’re wondering, yes we know we’re probably making a spectacle of ourselves. But we’re having fun and we simply don’t care.

Tomorrow, April 29th, is International Dance Day. So Happy International Dance Day, everyone! Here’s my latest limerick:

A Couple On The Move
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When my husband and I try to dance,
Some enjoy us and some look askance.
We’re inept, but enthused,
And don’t have to be boozed
To have rumba-like fun — that’s our stance.

You might also enjoy my We Don’t Think We Can Dance, But We Do It Anyway.

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34 Responses to “A Couple On The Move”

  1. G.K.Bostic says:

    A good stance to have Mad! I love to dance (used to be quite good) and catch myself wondering what onlookers think now that I’m older….takes the fun out of it. You really should just enjoy the dance! I like this one. :)

  2. Matty says:

    I love to dance. And I don’t care how I look either. So I say enjoy and go for it.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks Matty and G.K.!

  4. Nimue says:

    Way to be !!!!
    I wish i could muster that attitude,, :)

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks, Nimue!

  6. Nessa says:

    Happy feet make a happy person!

  7. hansi says:

    I see dancing as more of a spectator sport, than a full contact event. Guess that’s why Dancing With The Stars is so popular.

  8. Kim Nelson says:

    This is pure fun for me. The Good Husband and I are avid dancers, too… any time, anywhere, much to our children’s chagrin in earlier days!

  9. trisha says:

    cute one. :)
    dancing is a tough job for sure.

  10. barbara says:

    what the hell is that woman doing? dancing!

  11. Versebender says:

    I’m the world’s worst dancer, but I don’t let that dissuade me. I once had a frustrated dance instructor tell my wife…”good luck, he’s hopeless.” A very fun read. Vb

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Although those days are in the past, I remember them well and with fondness. Thank you for the dance,


  13. pamelasayers says:

    I am rolling on the floor laughing. I can certainly relate to this, Madeleine. Living in Mexico everyone can dance, except us gringos :)


  14. brian says:

    ha i love to dance..cant say much for how it might look but i live it…big smiles with this one mad kane…

  15. enthusiasm
    happiness made manifest
    critics would curtail

  16. Great. Dancing is all about the music. WHo cares what anybody says or thinks. Dance on.

  17. Victoria says:

    Ah, my last visit of the day. Came here for a laugh before sleep and I wasn’t disappointed.

  18. Deb says:

    I’d love to have that as my (& hubby’s) memorial! Congrats for living life to the fullest!

  19. Tumblewords says:

    Way to go! Glad you saved enough energy to write about it in this stellar way!

  20. kez says:

    keep on dancing ! keep on writing great limericks ! thanks again for your great work can definitely relate

  21. Rajlakshmi says:

    I love to dance too, good or bad, i just do it :D

  22. Andy says:

    I say good for you! If dancing makes you and your hubby happy, then who cares what anybody else has to say. I’m a showman…I’m always dancing and showing off. It’s how I start & end my day (my wife thinks I’ve lost my marbles), but it’s my personality to always be happy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. A.B. Thomas says:

    Kudos to you – I myself have been told that I dance like a one legged penguin with a progressive diaper rash yet it doesn’t stop me though I have yet to attempt anything as complicated as a ballroom routine!

  24. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your lovely, encouraging, and enthusiastic comments!

  25. good for you the poem and the attitude. If you are not living you are dying

    my potluck post was here
    Poet Flexed

  26. Tilly Bud says:

    You go, girl! All dancing should be done with maximum enthusiasm and minimal embarrassment.

  27. Stan Ski says:

    Can’t sing, can’t dance so I don’t do either…!

  28. I like your limerick about dance,
    For, when once dancing I lost my pants.
    My belt came loose,
    And I fell on my caboose
    Now, I’m ready to take another chance.

    Smiles to you lass.

  29. Great fun limerick. we used to be good ballroom dancers, but the physical limitations rather spoil the fun these days. You do it as long as you can and ignore any mockery!

  30. madkane says:

    Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and thanks Don for your verse!

  31. Isabel Bush says:

    to do what you love without inhibition… oh the joy of it, the freedom it has.
    so glad the both of you are enjoying dancing together, I loved your limerick

  32. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Isabel!

  33. Kathy says:

    It’s all about enjoyment! Loved your limerick.

  34. madkane says:

    Kathy, thanks very much!