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Dancing Bear

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Corinne
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0 posted 06-08-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

note:  wrote this after reading about Jack The Ripper, although in reality he was never caught.


Dancing Bear

Dancing Bear shadows her way,
Echoing footsteps close behind
She turns, slow motion, calling blind
Cobbled stones slow her getaway

Sinless girl; sweet son gone sour
London fog cloaks hatredís musk,
In doorways he hides until dusk,
Unclean hands seize, overpower

Jostling, wrestling on velar ground
Gasping, thrashing her body about
Demeaning her, he comes with a shout
Glinting knife pricks, prayers resound

Rains rapes the sounds of hooves
Gas lamps on dim shapes shine
Sweat of fear tastes of altar wine
Dismount, men in clashing moves

Dancing Bearís game now lost,
On chestnut horse they ride
She is broken, barely alive,
Ripper finally pays the cost.

© 1999 Revised 2000 Corinne Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-08-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Corinne,...whoa!!!  This is sooo good. Chilling..eeek. Well written piece here.  So vivid and real and freaky....oooh thanks for the read.  Take care.
Corinne
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2 posted 06-08-2000 03:13 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Spitfire, a bit of a departure.

Corinne
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... the old black rum


3 posted 06-08-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, this is different, again. Better stop reading about them serial killers, you'll scare us too much...
Love it.....

...hit the road jack and don't come back no more no more, hit the road jack and don't come back nomore...


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on the roof again


4 posted 06-08-2000 06:13 PM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

very well written! i like it a lot. i find writing a poem about somethin i've not felt hard, but you capture the terror of the London night very well. i thought of Tim Burton after i read this... maybe i'm just weird...=)

 We all got somethin' to atone for.

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5 posted 06-08-2000 09:19 PM       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

Corinne~
Girlfriend, you sure made me turn on an extra light tonight.

Very well done.

LOL at Parker~
~*Marge*~


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Corinne
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6 posted 06-08-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Parker, yes, reading about him was quite chilling, to say the least.

Thank you, Ethan, I take that as a compliment, I love Tim Burton, just saw "Sleepy Hollow."

Hehe, Marge - don't look under the bed!

Corinne
 
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