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Dancing (or, What drives us men crazy!)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 07-26-99 01:13 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

Since I love romance so much, I just had to post this poem again


She needs him and she wants him, she can have him now,
But she waits demurely, as he wonders with furrowed brow,
"Does this angel want me?  Is this part of the dance?"
She'd be his forever if he'd the courage to take the chance.

He lifts his hand and brushes her hair off to one side,
As if it were an auburn curtain framing her azure eyes.
She lifts her gaze up to him, and lets her smile beguile
The boy inside the man, who's confused by selfdenials.

A teasing dance begins at the corners of her mouth,
As she tips her head coquettishly and lets her tongue dart out.
The invitation's sent, but he fails to read the news,
He simply gazes at her smile, doubting and confused.

She's told him in so many ways, in the language of romance,
That she is his to love and hold, if he'd join her in the dance.
But dancing requires a partner who will step out on the floor
And lead with measured grace though he's never led before.

She begins to wonder if the years had dimmed the lovely blush,
From the bloom of her youth that had graced her with its touch.
She's clearly announced to him that she awaits his arms,
Her every message punctuated by her feminine charms.

Women are wonderful dancers, swaying in perfect time,
We men are oft oblivious to the rhythm or the rhyme.
Women dance with passion because courtship is their soul,
While we stand by in childish fear of what we can't control.

The music is unmistakable for those who pause to hear,
But too often a lifetime love is lost from unacknowledged fears.
For it isn't in the message, but the medium in which its sent,
That dance's invitation may miss the one for whom its meant.

[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 01-07-2000).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth
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1 posted 07-26-99 02:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I like it! This is the first I've seen of your work, LngJhnAg, and I hope to see more soon! It's very good.

Oh, and by the way, I like the comparison of the auburn curtain for her hair. That's really neat, I haven't heard it before.

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 07-26-99).]
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2 posted 07-26-99 03:15 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well, we are certainly glad you are joining us with your vivid imagination! Looking forward to many more postings! Long Live PiP!

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KRJ 22 Jul 99
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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


LngJhnAg
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3 posted 07-26-99 05:10 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Elizabeth and Sunshine,

I'm glad I found this forum, also. Everybody seems upbeat and positive, not positively beat up - lol. Thanks for your encouragement.
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4 posted 07-26-99 05:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

The dance of her eyes, the dance of the corners of her mouth....this is very well thought out. As far as interpreting what women are really saying, there should be a special dictionary for us guys! Nice job.
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5 posted 07-26-99 06:48 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Balladeer, even though I'm a woman myself, I totally agree with you. Things would be a lot less screwed if we all knew how to take what people were saying...*sigh*

LJA-I am going to have to print this piece off, because I REALLY enjoy it! Hope that's ok.
elvira
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6 posted 07-27-99 01:03 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

did someone say dance?



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LngJhnAg
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7 posted 07-27-99 08:18 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Elizabeth

Print to your heart's delight - my pen name is Long John.

Personally, I think 'dancing' is wonderful, if I could only keep up with the beat! My Lorelei loves to dance, and she plays the music all the time.

It wasn't until I finished writing this poem and actually sat back and thought about it, that I realized how true to the mark it is. Especially the part about courtship... men and women truly are different creatures.
 
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