The Samba is a dance the saintly love to see
Including nuns, abbots and the powers-that-be!
The Ramba’s lilt will catch everyone by the throat
Especially if you are a fighting Muslim or a Serbo-Croat!
The Square Dance is favored by rustics with leisure
If (God forbid!) they are prone to heart seizure!
The Tango will keep all on their tired toes
It’s really best for those with marital woes!
The Cha Cha is reserved for those with uncanny charms
Like sinful defrocked priests and ageing schoolmarms!
With the Rock n’ Roll people will aim for the Moon
Ladies under its spell will easily choke and swoon!
The Bossa Nova is suitable fare for all dancing clerks
Particularly after they’ve exhausted their pensions and perks!
Jerks and misfits are happy to sway with the Mambo
Its coy rhythm will tempt and attract many a Rambo!
The Waltz is loved by all retired ladies with a gown
Who in their spare time love to do the town!
Young tarts with slim hips all root for the Twist
Hence it always tops every hostess’s party list!
But young and old, everyone hates the Dance of Life
Especially kids, kin and many an unwilling wife!
All are loathe to do their daily monotonous chores,
Is it a wonder the dance floor is restricted to boors?
NOTE: Kamal Wadhwa is an Honors graduate in Literature from the University of Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]