The Dance

The Dance

By Sr. Marie Clarkson

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My sadness

is rising

to the surface

from a hidden

place within

this deep dark




may it draw forth

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to join with

the sadness

in you

so that together

we no longer

feel different

ashamed of who

we are

we can look

at each other

join hands

and hearts

and dance

the dance

of sadness

the sadness

in our


the dance

will take us

around the world

and back

to those


my sadness

is rising

dance with me

the dance