Everyday is Children’s Day

Growing up we were very aware of special days where we could them to hone our presentations skills. For example, Mother’s Day was the second Sunday in May and the Father’s Day was the third Sunday in June. We did not spend much time on Children’s Day because everyday seemed like Children’s Day and the Covid-19 pandemic made this very clear. I have created an anthology of poetry to supplement our focus on their growth and development.

Teach the Children to Dance – CD

Monologue – Dance Instructors

We are dance instructors, gifted by our Creator with talents and abilities that make us unique. We have practiced our craft in church, in school and at work. Our dance routines were honed on street corners, playgrounds, in living rooms, beauty parlors and barber shops, wherever conversations were held. We have learned new moves and perfected our signature techniques along our journey, developing our own sense of style.

As dance instructors, we must capitalize on teachable moments to pass our skills on to our children. They have challenges, as forces try to distract and devalue their potential. We are obligated to inspire, educate, motivate, up lift their spirits and self-esteem. They need to have the advantages of old school wisdom and common sense to complement their technology, to create their own dance steps and develop their own sense of style.

We must teach the children to dance and give them the opportunities, resources and perspectives to succeed in a difficult world.

Teach the children to dance
(Reprise)

We must teach the children to dance,
To strut with eloquence and prance
And flow with the rhythms of chance,
To master each new circumstance.

We must teach the children to dance,
Present the tutor in advance;
Choreograph their moves, enhance
Their skills from structure to freelance.

They should study life’s musical scores
And synchronize actions with the beat
Across school rooms and corporate floors;
Developing new skills to compete.

Adjust their moves in a meeting
Or in the classroom;
Raise the glass ceiling
In the glass room.
And slide from side to side
And stand erect;
And then provide
More than some expect.

Raise their hands in the air
And declare victory.
Drop to the floor
And look back on history;
Look forward to each new circumstance,
As they add new steps, to the dance.

We must teach the children to dance
In a group or to dance alone
To bridle their extravagance
Until the time to set the tone.

We must teach the children to dance
Provide the tutors in advance;
Choreograph their moves, enhance
Their confidence and when it’s expressed
A generation will be blessed.

Excel as if the audience cares;
Play to internal standards please
Themselves as each one prepares
To demonstrate their abilities.

Adjust their moves in a meeting
Or in the classroom;
Raise the glass ceiling
In the glass room.
And slide from side to side
And stand erect;
And then provide
More than some expect.

Raise their hands in the air
And declare victory.
Drop to the floor
And look back on history
Look forward to each new circumstance,
As they add new steps, to the dance.

Copyright © 2001 Orlando Ceaser

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