Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

get back upon our feet?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

Ballet shoes thrown in a box,

Happiness hunted like a fox.

Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

battle those heart break tears?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

Ribbon, scuffed, cut and torn to shreds,

Memories mumbling in shades of red.

Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

treasure a faith, an unknown strength?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

Lace and lycra, criticised and thrown away,

Passion plummeted towards a pit, so grey.

Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

remember the show must go on?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

A tutu flung, left to be pecked by a crow,

Cherished childhood, a woman’s old foe.

Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

hold a confidence even at our worst?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

That flutter in her step, lost and cursed

Talent tainted, a smile always kept pursed.

Ever thought, ever wondered, how we always

carry on til’ death do us part?

Not this one, not shy ol’ Twinkle Toes,

Innocence forgotten, left running wild,

Closed curtains, the death of a child.

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