Dreaming of Marty: A Ballad Inspired by ‘Reunion: A Story’

Dreaming of Marty: A Ballad Inspired by Reunion: A Story

By Alex Diaz-Granados

She speaks to me in gentle tones

Her voice like music to my ears

She comes from far across the sea

From London, where the Thames flows clear

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I try to read the words of Will

But they seem dull and dry and gray

I cannot help but look at her

And wish that she would look my way

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And then she does, and I am lost

Her hazel eyes hold me in thrall

She smiles at me and takes my hand

And leads me to the mirrored ball

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She asks me for a dance with her

I stutter that I have no skill

She says it does not matter much

It’s just a matter of the will

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She pulls me close and holds me tight

I feel her heartbeat next to mine

She whispers softly in my ear

That everything will be just fine

We sway together to the beat

Of swing music from long ago

I hear the horns and drums and strings

But I don’t want to let her go

© 2023 Alex Diaz-Granados


Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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