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The Oxymoron


                  The Oxymoron

Dark light flood - seeped the small room,
Music droned loud with a dull sharpness.
As people stood and danced alone together,
Violent sways of percussion brushed my ear
A teenage adult smiled grimly as courage fled,
When I, dared to ask the girl woman to dance.
I stood shuffling in brave fear like the living dead,
A serious joke that I hoped no one laughed at. 
Her smile frowned as she moved in an irregular pattern,
I made my forward retreat to the other side of the room
And watched her then in the now deafening silence, 
With such sweet sorrow, as she danced with another.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 1/26/2017 8:53:00 AM
This is so clever, an excellent poem,
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 2/20/2017 2:23:00 PM
Thank you Harry and sorry for the late reply.
Date: 9/8/2016 1:50:00 AM
made me smile Seosamh - I guess many can relate to your clever lines:-) congrats on your win
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/9/2016 9:48:00 AM
Thank you for reading and leaving a kind comment, glad it brought a smile ;)
Date: 9/7/2016 1:19:00 PM
Seosamh, great usage of oxymorons...congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/9/2016 9:49:00 AM
Thank you Laura for taking the time to read and leave a kind comment, its really appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2013 9:13:00 AM
What a great job of working in multiple examples!
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 12/7/2013 7:48:00 AM
Hi Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my poem.
Date: 11/22/2013 8:32:00 AM
Hi Seosamh: Thanks for your comments on my three poems. I look forward to reading more of yours.
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Date: 11/21/2013 3:42:00 PM
A perfect poetic depiction of fear and disappointment personified when she refused to dance with you. I recalled that as a young man. great poem and emotional too.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 11/21/2013 5:57:00 PM
Hi thank you for taking the time to read and offer such a kind comment on my poem.
Date: 9/10/2013 9:02:00 AM
A novel idea.Penned nicely,Seosamh
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/10/2013 6:05:00 PM
Thank you for reading and comment hope you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/8/2013 12:53:00 AM
A splendid kinda wistfully endin poem! U pennd it in a sublime way! Tak care poetess seosam:)
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/10/2013 6:05:00 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment
Date: 9/6/2013 3:31:00 AM
An oxymoron it is But what an oxymoron! Beauty dances gracefully with poetry! Thank you for visiting!
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/7/2013 6:21:00 AM
Thank you, for reading and taking the time to comment, its greatly appreciated.
Date: 9/4/2013 5:58:00 PM
Kind of odd, but I like it. kind of sad.... enjoyed. Love ~SKAT~
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 9/7/2013 6:26:00 AM
lol yes it is, trying to play with the word, add some humour and pathos. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.
Date: 8/12/2013 7:11:00 PM
Danced alone together....smile frowned..you know this is awesome.....really enjoyed tonight...
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 8/20/2013 11:05:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to read my poem and your very generous comment
Date: 7/16/2013 4:24:00 PM
A tremendously descriptive read. Made me feel there with you.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/18/2013 1:08:00 PM
Thank you for reading and comment :)
Date: 7/14/2013 11:38:00 AM
clever well written....why didnt i think of it, nice one you nailed it
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/16/2013 1:25:00 PM
Hi thanks for reading and the positive comment.
Date: 7/10/2013 2:59:00 PM
Nicely done!! I remember feeling sad like this at many a school and church dance when I was young.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/10/2013 7:08:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem.
Date: 7/9/2013 8:47:00 PM
I liked the construction the title helped me .wondering your personality and age .
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/10/2013 2:37:00 PM
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my poem.
Date: 7/9/2013 2:47:00 PM
very well written, my friend Congrats on your wins
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/10/2013 2:36:00 PM
hank you for reading and good wishes
Date: 7/8/2013 10:49:00 AM
such is life at time...very intelligent work
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/9/2013 1:40:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words.:) and taking the time to read and comment.
Date: 7/6/2013 4:54:00 PM
I like your uses of the oxymoron..Enjoyed reading this humorous one..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/9/2013 1:39:00 PM
Hi and thank you for taking the time to read and comment, glad you enjoyed.:)