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Step By Step

by | Aug 1, 2023 | ACA And The Arts, ComLine

Requires four readers / actors / dancers from all walks of life:
Traveler One
Traveler Two
Traveler Three
Traveler Four

Traveler One: Step One.
Own it! - show your powerlessness and surrender!
Wiggle that hinny. Shake until you’re tiny.
Lay down on the floor, all spent and all whiney.

Traveler Two: Step Two.
Get up off the floor . . . and put your right foot in.
Shake it all around.
Put your left foot in.
Go ahead, do it unsparingly!

Take one step back. Take one step forward.
Now yer headed for open mindedness.
And yer head will find clarity.

Traveler Three: Step Three.
Let me show you how it’s done.
Put your right hand in. Shake it all around.
Put your left hand in. Willingness profound.
Oops, there you slipped! Let me help you go around.

Traveler Four: Fourth Step.
Be honest and be kind. Circle all about.
Pivot and shout – with self-honesty and NO doubt.
Take courage and jump, for you are worth taking the chance.
Take courage and be brave, you are worth the dance.

Traveler One: Step Five.
Make it come alive!
Honesty: know that YOU are responsible for making this place thrive.
Trust that you will know, the answer that makes you glow.

Traveler Three: Step Six.
Remove those old-time CDs and those repetitious tapes!
Time for some new dance moves - where you can groove - and rotate.
Be willing to let loose, be willing to submit.
Be willing to cut loose, those demons that don’t fit.

Traveler Two: Step Seven.
Ok, now dance team. We’re moving on to heaven.
Follow me where I lead. And let’s conquer Step Seven.
Humbly ask for a truce. Humility - acknowledge and deduce.

Traveler One: Step Eight.
Time to dance a new twist.
Time to get angry, forgive yourself, and reach out.
Willingness to make amends.
Trust yourself and face your doubt.

Traveler Four: Ninth Step.
Okay, face your partners now, all.
Bow to their left, bow to their right.
Forgive and take courage, for you are worth the fight.
Forgive and take courage, you are worth the delight.

Traveler Two: Step Ten.
Balance, my friends, balance. Doesn’t have to be perfect.
Honesty. Feel those feelings, feel that beat.
Balance, my friends, balance. Worry thee NOT about defect.
Discernment leads to the right Sway and then to the sweet treat.

Traveler One: Step Eleven.
Calling dancers all around now. Seek your partners and hold hands.
Look at what you’ve done and understand.
Erase the tracks that do not serve
Listen and let yourself truly deserve.

ALL: Step Twelve.
Swing your partners, do si do.
Join hands. And curtsy - to and fro.
Sashay to the left, sashay to the right.
Reparent and love thyself.
No more fright … no more plight
as together we soar to our new height.

Julie N

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