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The Flame of the Flamenco

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The Flame of the Flamenco

The Flame of the Flamenco

Ruby was the flame of the Flamenco,
a tavern on the docks of Costa del Sol.
Men were entranced by her fiery dancing
as she gave off flashes of red and gold.

Ruby called one man to dance with her.
Her skirt ruffled and swished across the floor.
The man was caught up in her rhapsody
as her husband crept in the back door.

The husband just stood and looked at them.
Neither dancer was the slightest aware.
They clicked their heels to the guitar strings.
Ruby stomped and tossed her head in the air.

She took the flower from her hair to her lips,
tempting the man as he leaned to grab it.
The husband just stood and looked at them,
with one hand, deeply in one pocket.

At the heat of the dance Ruby suddenly fell.
A last strum and guitars ceased to play.
Her black bodice had a knife in the back
and on the Flamenco tavern floor she lay.

They police never caught the husband.
In seconds, he was out of sight.
Ruby, the flame of the Flamenco
danced her fiery finale that night

9/24/17
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Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/26/2017 8:15:00 PM
Congratulations Janis on a fine win with your fiery and beautiful poem.
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Date: 9/26/2017 1:55:00 PM
Janis congrats!
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:31:00 PM
Thanks,
Date: 9/26/2017 1:06:00 PM
Janis, CONGRATULATIONS on your placement with this wonderful and beautiful write !
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:31:00 PM
Thanks BW.
Date: 9/26/2017 10:14:00 AM
Loved your poem Janis. My congratulations.
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:31:00 PM
Thanks, Victor
Date: 9/26/2017 9:25:00 AM
Congrats on your fine win my friend. Superb story telling and its acknowledgement of true life and jealousy! As such rage born from jealousy to oft ends in violence.
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:32:00 PM
Yes, we know where rage can put us, in trouble. Thanks and blessings, Janis.
Date: 9/26/2017 7:29:00 AM
Great imagination and story telling Janis..Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:34:00 PM
Thanks for the placement. I didn't know if you had a long story in mind.
Date: 9/25/2017 1:42:00 AM
Great story of jealousy in love, Janis, wonderfully weaved together:)
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Janis Thompson
Date: 9/26/2017 6:34:00 PM
Thank and blessings, Janis.
Date: 9/24/2017 9:33:00 PM
Wonderful story from the painting ... The conclusion is superb ... A nice poem, Janice ... best wishes for success in the contest ...
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Date: 9/26/2017 6:36:00 PM
Thanks for the well wishes for the contest. they worked.