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Dancing Coins

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Dancing Coins

Will you accept?
Not a challenge 
Rather an invitation
Let us explore each other's thoughts
Are we oil and water?
Will we have a meeting of the minds?
They say men and women are not the same
Do we both not bleed?
Do we not see the same sky?
Smell the same scents?
Strive for the same things?
I extend out my hand
I beg you, please don't turn away
I am trusting you with a part of me
Let us dance
Twirl along the page

A part of me and more
I lay here at your door
Your proposal is sweet
Oh, let our minds now meet
An invitation to dance
Is such a golden chance
To let rhythm and rhyme
Keep us dancing in time
Gender does not matter
Perceptions we will shatter
When it comes to poetry
We are the same entity
With words we are in love
Touched by inspiration's dove
We exude beauty fair
As our poetic souls we bare
My words a gift to you
You know just what to do
Oil and water don't combine
Each is unique and sublime
But they mix when making bread
By which hungry minds are fed
A sweet blessing our words bring
We can make the heavens sing

Like you, I am a lover of words
Looking for diamonds to capture light
Each word placed creates our delight
A symphony of colors shining bright
In the end I have a spirit of oil within
Long ago I permeated my lover's skin
She and I are now a we
From her comes the sweetness you see
You and I, opposite sides of similar coins
Separate, yet in subtle ways we are joined
Two coins jingle, create a sound
Tossed to the sky yet still Earth bound  
As we share what's on our minds
Only heaven knows what treasure we will find

Treasures don't lie on the ground
Buried deep, they must be found
The one with a passionate heart
Will get all, not just a part
Opposites attract, I'm told
Our poems, treasures of gold
You have stories and I have mine
Poem gems, sparkle and shine
Your love speaks to you; mine to me
Our ballads of sweet harmony
The treasure is this, our dance
Unsure, we still took a chance
You took the lead, steps just right
This dance with you, a sheer delight!



A joint poem with my friend Eileen Ghali, thanks for the dance.

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Way back when...This is when the Soup was magical. Miss those days. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/8/2014 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too!
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 6:35:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2014 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:57:00 PM
    Congratulations Rick and Eileen! What a beautiful conversation and a great concept for a collaborative poem! It sings!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2014 9:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roy.
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:43:00 PM
    I'm remembering the dance! :) Good times, Richard....good times! :) :) :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2014 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Congratulations Eileen!
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:14:00 AM
    wow! Just simply WOW...Congratulations on your well deserved win. This is a unique collaboration, indeed!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm pleased you like it Hanitra.
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 1:24:00 AM
    This is great! Beautiful! Excellent teamwork - I really like it. Congrats on your win!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky.
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Well voiced friends! Congrats on your team work and great win! :) G.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Georgio.
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 10:59:00 AM
    great team work Richard, lovely win............SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/7/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 9:53:00 AM
    you are amazing ! 7 and 7 ;)congratulations ! well deserved !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/3/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Yvette!
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:55:00 PM
    great collaboration between you both, congrats on your win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/3/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sandra.
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:24:00 PM
    fantastic work and well deserved win. congrats to both. Nice teamwork. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/3/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Colleen, Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Hey, partner... :) Love the sound of that!! Congrats on this lovely win! :) We have Becca to thank for the suggestion that we work together in the first place! :) I must say....this dance had my twirling away to the music...Congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/3/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Could not have done it without you.
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:23:00 PM
    congrats on 2nd my team work contest Ty for entering Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/1/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, thanks Shadow!
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Thanks again Monterey.

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 4:57:00 AM
    When two talented people collaborate the emotions just explode from the words and you reach new heights in the poetry,.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Exceptionally moving and full of exquisite emotional disclosures. I thought it was just wonderful. Allan

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/2/2013 12:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Allan
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:29:00 AM
    I am smitten by both of you, congratulations to two wonderful writers, who did a stupendous dance, Write on, my fellow writers, write on xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/1/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose, you are always a joy.
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 6:55:00 AM
    You both captured a great moment here in this creative piece. Well done to you both!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/1/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mustapha
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:02:00 AM
    A great collaboration poem creatively penned by two great poets and dear friends of mine. Kudos to both of you! Thank you so much for sharing! If this is for the contest, i'm sure it'll do well. Thank you so much for your inspiring comments & everything my dear friend, Richard. Have a grace-filled weekend to you & your love ones. Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/1/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonora, you are a sweetheart.
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