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The Dancer

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The Dancer

I saw her
As she slithered onto the sofa,
Almost too gracefully,
And crossed her slender legs 
Just above the knee,
Then placed her diamonded fingers there
For all the world to see.

She puffed a black cigar,
Which was very much in vogue,
As she surveyed the crowd
To calculate her hold.

She wooed them with her beauty,
Caressed them with her song,
Then began to dance a dance
Which was to last the whole night long.

She turned the volume low
As she swayed to and fro,
And Bacchus surely must have been there
For the wine began to flow.

The dancers stripped off their jewels 
And laid them at her feet,
And became suddenly frenzied 
By the rhythm of her beat.

The music stopped,
And she became withered and old.
"You fools," she mocked,
"I have not come for gold."
("I've come to claim your souls.")

The dancers writhed in horror
And scattered off the floor,
But for every exit that they tried,
She stood firmly at the door.

A cloud of smoke ensued.
The dancers disappeared.
Her body ripened 
And grew young once more,
Just as I had feared.
I knew that she would dance again
As sure as night does come,
And she would rise up out of the ashes
Of that hell that she came from.



I wrote this in the ninth grade.  I still like it.  I hope that you do too!

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
    I see you had more talent than I had when I was in ninth grade. Despite "diamonded", this is not a bad write.

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 1/23/2014 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Diamonded has a scrabble score of 14. Bev
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 11:28:00 PM
    Beverly, wow... Deep, and sensual in a very epic way... Thanks for the holiday cheers... xox..Linda

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Than, you pd. Bev
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Beverly, you wrote this so well.I can see that dancer! her name is Temptress! Merry Christmas, chuck

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Temptress?---I like that Chuck. I guess that's what she is, the kind we all like--- a very dangerous one.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:46:00 AM
    9th grade?.. you awe me, beverly with this powerful, imaginative work!...huggs

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/18/2013 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette. Bev
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Very great work for one so young..Enjoyed reading this one today..Satan comes in many disguises...Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/10/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love reading your work Sara. It always reminds me that I am not alone.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:38:00 AM
    This is really awesome Beverly, and the fact that you wrote it in grade nine, tells me that you were a great writer, from the very start, thank you so much for your comments, you always make my day, as for the Hanunan poem, it is true, there is a God in the Hindu religion named Hanunan, just a little history lesson, sending you the warmest hug, not a grinch like one but a Santa one, love xxx

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/10/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Rose, knowing you, I had no doubt about Hanunan being a real Hindu God. You are a meticulous researcher. Your wonderful imagination created an intriguing poem around this revered Hindu divinity. It's magical. Bev
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 2:29:00 PM
    I think its a wonderful and imaginative story. I was drawn in by the title and horror, wondering how could that be? Your poem answered with flying colors.

    Crespo Avatar Beverly Crespo
    Date: 12/8/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much David. That makes me feel great!