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The Belly Dancer

The Belly Dancer Learned private lessons in a club in Chicago's Greek Town. Her teacher told her,the bigger the dancer....the more beautiful. Being thin was no attribute to see that skin roll! When she finally saw a woman of girth dance, it was like watching the Aegean  Sea. She was almost in a trance. Such beauty, in an exotic dance. Ah, she loved learning belly dancing, but stopped. When her teacher told her a true belly dancer must sew her own costume, sequins  and all. That was not her forte, but her downfall. So back to the classroom of screaming children she went. Playground duty, hardly a place of rapture nor enchantment just common cement. Utterly crushed and deluded,she was not in sequins performing in a lavish tent. Just mundanely looking for an apartment to rent! Decades,like schools of fish swam away. But she still has her finger cymbals and in the dead of the night, likes to play them. And before her mirror... Exotically sway. "Faiza" the Turkish Delight was her name. Now lives a quiet life. Alas..no fame! 5/24/2019 9:30pm PST

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Date: 8/12/2020 4:43:00 PM
Thank you for sending me the link to this one, Pangie. You keep playing those finger cymbals and swaying in the mirror. HUGS!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/12/2020 4:50:00 PM
Will do, Jenna, Theres more to this story,))) heh heh Forever~ Pangie
Date: 5/28/2019 5:10:00 PM
Hello Panagiota Romios, she is better off just to teach the children. Then do her belly dance in her room. have a nice day my friend.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/12/2020 5:13:00 PM
I was the dancer, I was teaching school. I wanted to dance on weekends but changed my Mind. Teaching was a avocation to support my love to do more things re,,,world transformation, world hunger, A world that works for everyone.. Pc is total insanity. So is destruction of property, statues and police. Nazis did that. Remember! They burnt books and Bibles. In the USa, citizens enjoy murder? I don't get it, stealing is OK here? Nuts, pure crazy. Worse than covid.far worse. Kids dying if starvation as our congress sits on Money. Go figure it out, it's Satan at his Best. I did not grow up in a world like this..pR
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/29/2019 2:33:00 PM
Hello Panagiota Romios, oh.. she did well for herself. i am happy to hear this. Have a nice day my friend.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 5/28/2019 7:04:00 PM
She went on to do stage work as a stand up comic and she became part of a theater group.. She did teach her daughter how to dance. Very perceptive,Darelene..and she still plays her hand cymbals...fun! Panagiota
Date: 5/26/2019 9:56:00 AM
PS. LOL. You only know 1/4 of my life. Indeed interesting. Never stayed in one place. I am easily bored. One marriage, Three engagements? People ask me if I like engagements more than marriages. Such sillies! Dance on, yes. Living like crazy, yes. Being staid and proper? No. Too silly for that. Admire greatly all who can. Troblemaker! Most fun. To be one of Group-think? Unacceptable.. Silly Patti Likes to live on the edge
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Date: 5/26/2019 9:34:00 AM
What an interesting life! Enjoyed your poem and the comments below! Dance on :). -ps
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 5/26/2019 9:58:00 AM
P.S, dingy me, put your reply in the above box. Apologies. Panagiota
Date: 5/25/2019 2:36:00 PM
As long as you're still above ground, there is time to ignite any lost passion. Great poem. Extremely original. Have a great day my friend.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 5/25/2019 4:15:00 PM
Thank you for the compliment on the poem. Rarely, David has my life been without Joie de Vivre! Glad I am still above ground. Hoping to make the most of it. Happy Saturday...Panagiota
Date: 5/25/2019 10:50:00 AM
I love this exotic tale Panagiota and reading your reply to Jennifer, wow how amazing and utterly scary too! Good luck with all you do dear friend and please take care. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 5/25/2019 11:17:00 AM
Good Day Ann. Indeed, quite a tale with a gun. Worse, he pointed it at me whilst dancing! I don't have gangsters in my life anymore.)) I had no idea they were part of the Mafia. Both brothers were jailed years later. I live a quiet, humble life. Thank you for caring about me, Ann.very sweet. Panagiota xx
Date: 5/25/2019 2:27:00 AM
An exotic poem about a flamboyant exotic dancer whose flame burns no more what a shame, she has now no fame~ Hugs and blessings - Jennifer.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 5/25/2019 10:12:00 AM
LOL , Jennifer. That poem is about me. I didn't mention the owner once pulled a gun on me. That was a major for quitting. Both he and his brother were part of the Greek Mafia in Chicago and were jailed. I loved the dancing, but after the gun incident..and besides, at that time I chose to be a teacher. No not famous. That came later. I was on stage in improv and stand up comic. And an extra in movies. A ham. I am. Panagiota.