Johnny lives on . . .

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”  The character Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing.

You in 1963. Kellerman’s Resort.
Me in 1987, some movie theater
somewhere nondescript.
You danced. Oh how you danced!

I’ve watched, over and over.
Over thirty plus years.
Your moves,
always the same.

You in 1963,
at Kellerman’s.
Me in my living room,
watching a DVD.


An odd poem to post on Easter Sunday….BUT I’m following Toads prompt for National Poetry Writing Month, day 12: write a poem to or about someone you love who doesn’t know you love them!
Well, I have family and my beloved of 50 years….and really can’t think of someone who doesn’t know I love them….I’m a very demonstrative person! So best I can do is the character from Dirty Dancing, Johnny Castle. LOVE his moves and have watched the DVD many many times over the years. Also love dancing to Time of My Life with my hubby….but we don’t do the lift! 

8 thoughts on “Johnny lives on . . .

  1. sanaarizvi April 12, 2020 / 11:00 am

    Love this! 😀 Johnny Castle is a legend! 💝


  2. Ellecee April 12, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Oh yes, who can forget, I still watch about once a year❣️🙏


  3. Sherry Marr April 12, 2020 / 3:32 pm

    That movie takes me back! Then he lived his own love story, both of them succumbing to cancer. So sad.


  4. Nancy Jahnke April 12, 2020 / 6:26 pm

    Yes, indeedie! I danced inspire of my terrible dancing ability! Still love that movie and it’s message! N

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. Susie Clevenger April 12, 2020 / 6:47 pm

    Oh, I love Dirty Dancing…The dance continues even when the dancer is gone.


  6. kim881 April 13, 2020 / 3:46 am

    I enjoyed the poem, Lill, but I’m one of the few who has never watched Dirty Dancing.


  7. fireblossom32 April 13, 2020 / 8:47 am



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