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Memories of the Dance

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Memories of the Dance

I couldn’t believe the truth
We were dancing...you and I
The world stood by and watched
But they couldn't hear me sigh

My heart was so elated
It seemed a dream come true
I was there in your arms
I was there dancing with you

Our rhythm, simply perfect
Our bodies just seemed to flow
All the dancers stopped and stared
They were basking in our glow

You arms made me start to twirl
When it finished, you were gone
You left me on the dance floor
And all my dreams came undone

The lights and music played on
As I stood there all alone
I couldn't leave the dance floor
My feet had turned to stone

I heard the jeers and whispers
As I stood there in my shame
You had held me to your heart
Had it all just been a game?

You had asked me to the floor
You enticed me with your charm
How was I to ever know...
That my heart would come to harm

I rushed out of the dance hall
My mind in a numbing trance
It’s been a long while and yet
I still cannot bear to dance.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:32:00 AM
    You brighten up the screen, your light falls gently on the weighted wings of word, always a pleasure to read your thoughts my dear, have a blessed day, and a great weekend love xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/1/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh my sweet, Mystic Rose...You are a source of joy! Always! HUGS!
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 1:44:00 PM
    I can so easily relate to this one. It takes some time for hearts to heal. hugs, Catie :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/1/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mine especially! :) Thanks, Catie...Hugs!!!!
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:24:00 AM
    I feel this one. Well expressed.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you could put yourself in the shoes of the narrator of the poem, Richard....You get to see things through her eyes. Thanks for the compliment.
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Awesome as always my dear sweet Eileen! You are one of a kind! I am so fortunate to call you my friend! I am blessed! Love ya, my lady... Jack xox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank God there are no too many other half crazy women running around, Jack. Yes, I'm one of a kind! ;) Thanks for the visit, I feel the same towards you. God bless....Love ya, Jack!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:26:00 PM
    I am completely speechless. I could feel the hurt in reading your poem. I too have had my share of heartache and still today I find it hard to not only ask, but to even search for another. I was happy to learn that I am not the only one who fears the dance.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David....I hope that you won't stay on the sidelines any longer...Remember, "It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all." Every experience makes our hearts stronger...I hear the music...Open your heart to the song...
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Life plays some awful tricks on us sometimes my little Desert Orchid, best thing is to dance on. wonderfully written lines. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard. Yes, life dos do that! I will try to take your wonderful advicel Desert Orchid thanks you! :)
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Your flow is impeccable. Couple that with a wonderful write= a fav. Dear Eileen keep up the fine work.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MUSTAPHA....thank you for your encouraging words...They are a great source of inspiration...
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 3:48:00 PM
    this is incredibly sad but as Kim says such a lovely flow Eileen Kudos excellent Shadow x smile

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Shadow...Your visit is appreciated! :)
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Wonderful rhyme and flow, but so sad! A wonderful write! Love, Kim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes.....there is a great deal of sadness in life...Some experiences just can't be forgotten...but we find the grace to move on! Thanks for your concern, Kim....
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Absolutely awesome, yet some deep emotions toiled in between the lines. Strong effects in this writing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/31/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Drake...Yes, the emotions were very deep...the aftereffects still linger....But I've found healing...Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 10:03:00 AM
    I love poems with dance as a metaphor for life or love. WEll done, Eileen. How are you this fine day?

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/30/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm well, my dear Andrea...and how are you? ;) HUGS