murder on the dance floor

gray disco ball on brown wooden surface
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We sat, side by side, at the discotheque,

Gripping bottles filled with blue green drinks

Smuggled in with bags and coats with pockets deeper

Than the bouncers dared to search.

The thud of music drifted out, your skin so clammy

Next to mine, cooling quickly in the winter air.

We dressed in skirts that covered nothing

While our shoulders stayed so bare,

Puckered with the goose flesh marking out the month.

You cried softly while I pressed my hand in yours.

He didn’t need to tell you on the floor

With joyous lights dancing over writhing limbs;

He didn’t need to say he loved her most

While she hovered by his side, looking down

At he battered heels, bought from Top Shop

In the days when high streets ruled the world.

Well, that time has vanished now,

Floating far away with love and childish dreams

And the puffs of icy breath, as we look

Towards a future so uncertain that we fear

We’re better off just dead,

Murdered on the sparsely loved dance floor.

Share a blog post: because sharing is caring (plus poem)

Life is all about connecting with others and helping each other through because life is a bit of a challenge. And because this blog is very much about being nice to one another and having a successful life at the same time, I really want to make the most of the connecting power that blogging has. So I want to open this post up to have a little share, giving us all the chance to help each other in this part of our lives.

I’ve seen lots of threads like this on Facebook but I know that a lot of people either aren’t on FB or they don’t want their feed clogged up with lots of group posts. So I’m going to see if it can work on here!

Let’s all give each other a helping hand and visit, like and share each others blog posts. If you would like to get involved pop a link to your post in the comments and write a sentence or two about why you started blogging and what you want to achieve. Only positive and nice things, please, as I don’t want to be spreading hate and nastiness. Then it would be fabulous if you could have a look at other blogs in the comments and share the love. Click like on the posts, share or comment, or maybe even start following someone.

And to get you started I wanted to write what it was that got me started. I wanted to build a community of like minded people who wanted to promote kindness over the nastiness that I see so much of in the world. I also wanted to see the people who have been a bit downtrodden and have taken a few knocks feel uplifted and confident enough to go out and get the success that they deserve. Whether you have had family troubles, addiction issues or mental health problems, you are just of deserving of happiness, confidence and success.

And here’s a poem to encourage a little more sharing:

Sharing’s really rather nice,

And comes at such a tiny price.

It’s just a comment, click or share,

To show how much you really care.

You could make a friend or two,

And even start a freaking crew,

Who’ll have your back when things are tough,

And make you feel like you’re enough!