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A Dance in the Dark

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A Dance in the Dark

He was her dance in the dark
that never got past the stroke of midnight,
both shared moon's light
yet, never did he leave
the empty corridors
in her mind

grief of days swept into years
which she could never seem to shake
heart's lonely ache
as they twirled round and round
when she closed her eyes

She wondered if his heart, like hers
was bound to that moment in time
love in its prime
torn from two; much too soon
now only memories of what was

She sat by the window, staring down the lonely drive
grey hair shaped around her face
a soft light filled the place
she held out her hand for the man she mourned for
gently he took hold and wisped her through the door

She arrived at sixteen in this home of misplaced minds
no name of which she could recall
nor who she was at all
The car wreck she was pulled from 
left the driver dead
no more words were said
while she danced in the dark

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  1. Date: 5/27/2014 10:34:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem, Regina! Your words create a dramatic and mysterious ambience. I loved that dark twist at the end! I am adding this poem to my favorites list!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 6:43:00 AM
    - A nice poem....slightly touching written Regina ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)