"Dancing Above the Rainbow:" is a diverse collection of poems and short stories of Simin S. Wong, based on years of life in many parts of the world; a life with people from all cultures. It is an outcome of a search for the meaning of life and arriving at an understanding that we are all the same: In the waiting. More than all else, this is a book about America, our people of all walks of life and colors and religions, our longing, our hope and our fears, friendships and relationships and commitments, September 11, betrayals, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, deaths, depression, and fate and faith. This is a story about responsibilities: Never giving up (e.g. poems titled: Save the Hearts, Could I Ever Unlove, Be Well My Friend, Be Well, Stay Unmoved) and what happens when one gives give up (The Season of the Stones, So Safe Under the Rainbow). It is about good and bad: That paradox which life offers (This Nothing Oceans, Inside the Closed Coffin, Little Dog, Nor the Grand Granddaughter of Lenin, A Piece of the Pie, The Puzzle Was, O Go to Rome). It is about love and longing and forgiveness (I Have So Much to Tell You, Lead a Difference, Even When Impossible, You Are My Home, Over Raspberries and Tea); and it is about life: Birth, hope, death, rebirth, and endlessness (A Very Special Place, To Life, Fabulous Enough, The Next Day, The End). "Dancing Above the Rainbow" is a story about what is most essential to the survival of the soul: That one thing for which we live and die! This is a story about us all. Click Here to Read a PreviewWong, Simin S. is the author of 'Dancing above the Rainbow', published 2005 under ISBN 9781589092624 and ISBN 1589092627.