Cantar y Bailar
The Cha Cha, Salsa or merengue with my amigos
To Chicano music as the wind blows
Life is sweet as the day turns to night under the stars.
The steps we take can be clumsy
Or they can be graceful at times
But the journey is never fine
We can be imprisoned by our movements or free
Community over the individual is a powerful sight
Who can live on a island of silence not me
Sharing the dance now and yet too be
I will cherish this with all my might.
Singing and dancing brings out the child in us
Which brings our heart and spirit alive
And is pure, honest and too thrive
For me this a must.
The sound of the Spanish guitar moves my soul
When I am in nature at peace I can hear the beat
To sing and dance and take a front row seat.
While participating in life and being whole.
By Ty Stingel
January 22, 2014