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First Dance

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Beki
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0 posted 12-03-1999 04:58 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki


Tonight,
dancing alone in my room,
dark with love's persistent shadows
and heavy with the scent
of solitary pleasure,
I remember how you would never
dance with me.

Yet once upon another time
you held me trembling
in your gentle hand,
soothed me like a frightened bird.
Smiling you searched my eyes,
knew I trembled with blossoming desire.
There was no fear in me
except the fear that you'd grow tired
of my saucer-eyed innocence,
that you'd go away, never again
tease me into sweet dilerium
with your quick,bright tongue.

You never did grow weary
of the many ways I learned to celebrate
the lines and curves of your body,
grown so familiar to me
I could love them as well
if I were blind.

It was a kind of blindness
that made me turn away from you.
It was I who grew not weary,
but ever more curious.
In my impetuous awakening
of the body's many possibilities
I turned to another who's easy smile
quickened the flame between my thighs,
till it consumed whatever I knew
of common sense and good judgement.

I thought I loved him,
not having learned yet the difference
between devotion and desire.
And when I finally realized my mistake,
you were far away, dancing
with someone wiser than me.

But tonight,
dancing alone at 3am,
I recognize your shadow
smiling at me from the corner
of the room,reaching a hand
to pull me close.
I taste your honey breath
as I feel myself gathered
into sweet solid arms.
These 20 years later
you lead me into our very first dance.
I can only close my eyes
and follow.

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
© Copyright 1999 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-03-1999 05:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is sad, but so very well written from beginning to end. Excellent!
Liz
Beki
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Newport Beach, CA, USA


2 posted 12-03-1999 09:09 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Liz, I appreciate your comments :-)
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 12-04-1999 03:54 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Excellent Beki....nice to be hearing your voice again
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 12-04-1999 08:43 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Beki -
This is a piece with a haunting refrain.
It touched me. Thank you for sharing.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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5 posted 12-04-1999 09:34 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nicely said, Beki - We haven't seen nearly enough of you lately.... (Look who's talking, huh?)
Beki
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6 posted 12-04-1999 03:12 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thanks Nan, you haven't been seeing me because I haven't been writing nearly enough lately....trying to make a new commitment to that..life just gets soooo busy and I get sooo tired i can't think straight enough to write, or so it seems :-)

Thanks also Hoot and Marge...and Marge I like your signature quote :-)
Martie
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7 posted 12-04-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This poem really touched me Beki.
Ohme
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8 posted 12-04-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Very nice! I like.
 
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