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Dancer

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Dancer

She walked along the stage
Looking at him
And him
And him
With her deadened eyes
He looked back at her
Every one of him
And fantasized
Perky breasts
Milk white thighs
He felt
What was familiar
Rise

Music played
She felt the moments press
Skillfully
Removed her dress
He screamed
He whistled
He wanted more not less

Five dollar bills
Tossed at her feet
More from him
And him
She started to feel the beat
Moving through her like a wave
Was she the master?
Him the slave?
She her money
Him left to crave
Dreaming of the place she closely shaves

The music stops
She puts back on her clothes
Looks at him
And him
And him
The ones she loathes
Hates who she is
Her stage name Rose
Takes a bow strikes a pose
Her act is done so off she goes

Wondering about next time
How many of him will there be?
Each with that hunger
It's not her they will see
Wanting pleasure
Yet inside empty
As long as they come
She will never be free?
Each practiced move
Her high heel misery!





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  1. Date: 9/5/2014 8:58:00 PM
    Oh I like this one alot!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:46:00 AM
    One can, or in this case the dancer and the audience can be both slave and captor and you showed it well with this poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/11/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey. You are so right.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Good afternoon Rick :D hehehe, I really glad to see your visit today, and also before :D I read this and I think this is an awesome poem, both has a.mysterious desire in it glad to see a different color of your master piece Rick :D wishing you a lovely weekend ther, hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, my weekend is brighter with your visit. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:08:00 PM
    I do believe they are both slaves yearning to be set free from the master of a deceitful life..A very sad reality which leads to temporary fulfillment for sexual desire and empty pockets..yet a much longer hollowness to the heart..the soul..and the existence of one's being.A very deep poem .Btw tnks for your kind comment on my humble verse..Charma

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Charmain. Based on your comment you fully understand what I was attemting to portray. Thanks for your insightful comment.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Circumstances can force a person to do something undesirable. ..this brilliant piece depicts everything..sad but real .(..she will never be free...)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Red! so nice to see you, I have missed your kind visits.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:35:00 AM
    you have captured the scene very well Richard...great write! Good Morning to you Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sandra. Good evening to you.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 10:06:00 AM
    yes, you captured so well what must be on the minds of these women. I think some of them actually enjoy turning guys on but I would bet many of them find it an utter bore or even a hideous thing to be doing. You have to see "12 years a slave" and see that utter coldness in the eyes of the young slave girl as her master rapes her. So tragic.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/5/2014 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I really enjoyed this movie, disturbing and a superbly told story. Another movie I just recently watched was " The Book Thief".
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will look it up.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 9:51:00 AM
    You delve into the sad world of the stripper with skill....very nicely penned....My favorite line : "dreaming of the place she closely shaves"....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph. This is a thoughtful comment. Thanks for being the first gentleman to comment.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:12:00 AM
    wow! a very powerful write. i love the way you've captured both sides of the story, describing what the dancer and her audience are thinking. how sad for her!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think it is sad for them as well. Thanks for commenting Ilene.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Very interesting write.......One wonders about the circumstances that brings a woman to this point in time.....how she bears it.........and how she survives it. You've captured this well.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I'm glad my thoughts came accross clearly.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Sensual and sadly a very real life part of our society. I enjoyed your write, as ever. Good going, my friend. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 2:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning! Thanks for being the first to comment,