Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Danse Macabre

JAY HERMAN Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Danse Macabre which was written by poet JAY HERMAN. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by JAY HERMAN


+ Fav Poet

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

Twin Old Glorys jitterbug above the hoods as silent heralds; the motorcade 
congas three-abreast along the Stemmons Freeway sleek in shiny chrome.
Long honks and short beeps unite in harmonious homage 
to the office that cradles a nation in her oval skirts. 
Dallas, late November blue sky framing puffy clouds, is a cabaret 
bobbing in frenetic throb to the glam life-beat of its honored cortege.
As they swing onto Main, the image bounces off the dark glasses of the austere 
men that line the parade route like lampposts, and beams to an adoring world.
With a blast and a life-tearing flash, a keen emerges from the 
back of the shiny limousine that jumps through the light 
implanting itself into the intimate memories of a generation. 
The suits whirl about in impotent rage as the surge of flesh 
undulates forward in grief, back in terror and commences a final march
while a distant freight train avers its dolor with a mournful whisper.
As night falls on a blood-soaked plaza the wind whips up and 
the leafy trees on the grassy knoll sway a spectral dance.

By Jay Herman
For Nette Onclaud's Let's Dance contest

Copyright © JAY HERMAN

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.