It’s my time to shine

Mark Starlin
Aug 21 · 2 min read

I just got accepted
as one of the contestants
I’ll have to double down
on store-bought decongestants

I have a flabby body
I need to reinvent
I hope I get a partner
with a foreign accent

I may have to switch to drinking
only lemonade
If I want to stun the judges
with my Promenade

I have never tried to Salsa
unless you count with chips
But either way I’ll have to
perform a lot of dips

I’m mastering the steps
to the Lindy Circle
I don’t want to end up
dancing like Steve Urkel

I won’t stop ‘till I’m the champ
the hero of the ballroom
You know I’m going to dazzle
in my Cha-Cha costume

I’ll be getting my tan on
they have it in a spray
You have to look the part
for the Paso Doble

I hope to make it through each week
my plan is to survive
I won’t listen to the judges
or any of their Jive

Like Scaramouch, Scaramouch
I will do the Fandango
The Quickstep and the Mambo
the Foxtrot and the Tango

I will be elegant and stylish
without any glaring faults
Turning heads like Captain von Trapp
dancing the Viennese Waltz

This contest will be
a significantly sized chunk of my personal memoirs
I’m gonna be on
Dancing With The Not Even Remotely Close To Being Stars


No Crime in Rhymin’

poetry that dares to be funny, edgy, irreverent

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No Crime in Rhymin’

poetry that dares to be funny, edgy, irreverent

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