Beat of Heart

dinaBeat of Heart

A new dawn
is a new day
a new chance

The world, illuminates

And we dance
To the beat of heart

Tango out of the shadows
Dabkeh onto challenges
Salsa out of mistakes
Hip hop back into our knowing

Life, speaks

Have you seen
a dancer
with fear?

emanates from traveling feet
whipping arms and spines
Folding over and back
we take a bow
and rest in the night

Peace, breathes

Dina Badawy is an Egyptian-American poet, writer and community organizer from Charlotte, NC. Combining her passion for poetry and yoga, book sales from her first poetry chapbook “flow & sway” will go to fund Dina’s training program to become certified as a yoga instructor.

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