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Lounge Singer

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Corinne
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0 posted 11-08-1999 02:44 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

Lounge Singer

She strokes keys, high-low-high
Chords strike, dark blues bar
Straight blonde hair swinging
Her voice hushing the crowd

Green eyes penetrate the chosen
Men twist round in their chairs
Too good for this stinking joint
Sultry sexy voice hits home
Sparking interest with her song
Rising and falling, a diphthong

Wrapped in a sea foam sheath
Bejeweled long fingers loving ivory
Smoke drifts past like ghosts
She is unaware, lost in reverie

Her intensity bounces in waves
It radiates, permeates, alters air
Raptured breaths caught involuntarily
A moment captured, she alone owns

Bar maids stand still, trays in hand
Bartender mid-stream beer flows
Witnesses of her gift, she shares
A taste, a glimpse into heaven
As brief as the song is long
A reminder
Of all they lack

1999 Corinne Bailey
© Copyright 1999 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 11-08-1999 02:52 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Martie
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2 posted 11-08-1999 02:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very well done--great painting.
DreadedOne
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since 10-25-1999
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3 posted 11-08-1999 07:40 PM       View Profile for DreadedOne   Email DreadedOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DreadedOne

Good poem, Corinne, summed up well in the last line.

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D.O.

Fear is overcomable, life is fleeting.
Dreams are reachible, love completing.


caroline
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4 posted 11-08-1999 08:01 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Well done! The imagery is outstanding

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Denise
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5 posted 11-08-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely so descriptive I felt that I was there in that lounge!

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Denise

 
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