Recently I had to go down to go up

In ballet

By doing a plie and going down with my legs and knees

Pirouette time

I felt so free

I went down

In ballet that’s how it works

And then I go up and spin around

And wait until I touch the floor

I whirl around into the door

Oh no! I’m so embarrassed!

But my class says good job I feel better, and try again

I take a deep breath and count to ten

I start and feel myself floating

Into the air and in my head, I’m gloating

I’m filled with pride, my spirits so high

And now, I go down to go up and float into happiness