Let go of the weekday hustle and grind
Chill out with my family, ease my mind
And laugh cause it’s good for my soul.
My kids called out “Mom come check out YouTube!”
With laptop in hand, they burst in my room
To show me some kids dancing to a “Bounce” tune
Loose butts bouncing wild on the screen.
Now let me explain what “Bounce” music is
It’s all the rage with New Orleans kids.
The music is fast with a funky beat
As they shake their butts wildly and tap their feet.
Now their shake is like nothing you’ve probably seen
The Master bounce dancers can work their groove mean
Pivot down on one leg and turn it around
Kick a leg in the air
Do a split on the ground.
All this, while shaking backsides in a frenzy
People standing around
Tourist throwing their pennies
Into caps and hands in the old French Quarter
I’m looking and thinking “That’s somebody’s daughter.”
Amazed at their motions, and moved by the beat
I found myself rocking and tapping my feet.
With hands on my hips moving side to side
Lost in my groove, til my daughter cried
“Ya’ll, look at mama, she’s doing the dance!”
Their loud screams of laughter broke my trance.
I opend my eyes, pursed my lips in a smirk
Said” Ya’ll didn’t know I could make all this ‘WORK’?”
As I tapped my behind, and now laughing to tears
Asked them,”How did you think all of ya’ll got here?”
by Robminx © 2010. All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx.