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The Dancer’s Love MAG

October 24, 2010
By MadelineGabriella BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
MadelineGabriella BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"There is a world beyond the world you are living."

That pretty girl,
She danced for her heart,
Until she broke
Another part.

A twisted knee
And tired head
Laid the dancer
On her bed.

She cried for days
And weeped for nights
And no longer saw
Her name in lights.

When one day soon,
She met a boy,
Who lay with her
All quiet and coy.

And as she healed,
They took their chance,
For the day soon came,
When she could dance.
She left the boy,
Just on a whim,
She lived for dancing,
Not for him,

And so he cried,
As well he laid
A broken heart,
He'd been betrayed

Then one day as
He lay alone,
He heard the crying
Of a phone.

Come see me dance,
Said his lost girl,
Come see me jump
And twist and twirl.

He questioned this,
Was it heaven sent?
But still packed his bags,
And off he went.

Off to New York,
The lighted city,
Of tortured hearts,
Broken dreams, and pity.

And there her name was,
Up in lights
Upon that street,
One fateful night.

He went inside
And sat alone,
These theatre seats,
His broken throne.

She came on stage,
Her legs like songs
That told of stories
And played so long.

Her body twisting
Like stiffened trees,
It got him shaky
In the knees.

Her final turn,
Her daring jump!
And in his throat,
There grew a lump.

And from his eyes,
There grew a tear,
He now knew why
Fate brought him here.

To see that love
Is not just for men.
But a dancer's love
To dance again.

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on May. 29 2014 at 8:52 pm
raysofsunshine GOLD, Lakebay, Washington
17 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not about the happy ending, it's about the story."

I love the story in this! This definently deserved to be in the magazine! If you could read my ballad On the mountain that would be awesome. I would love to hear some of your feedback, I'm trying to get my wok published in the magazine also and I can tell you have a talent for writing poetry!

on Dec. 10 2012 at 12:33 pm
writergirly GOLD, Preston, Other
19 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."
- Anonymous

I really like this. It's so beautifula and the way you wrote it told a story and I could imagine what was happening in my mind. Well doen, you have a lot of talnet.

on May. 13 2012 at 11:01 am
writer28 BRONZE, Brookfield, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
You have a lot of talent, you should definetly keep writting

on Dec. 20 2011 at 2:46 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Not to overuse the word "beautiful", but what a beautiful story~ this could be a great movie. I absolutely loved it.

Valerie said...
on Jul. 1 2011 at 1:15 pm
OMG, that was beautiful!!!!! I wish i could write poetry that great!

on Jun. 26 2011 at 4:07 pm
writerthinkerdreamer BRONZE, Narnia, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Just keep swimming," ~Dory, Finding Nemo

Oh my goodness that is really well written. I like how the rhyme fits; with a lot of rhyming poems, the poet gets lost in the rhyme, and loses the writing style behind it. Thank you. That was refreshing. :)

J.Chap BRONZE said...
on Apr. 4 2011 at 1:52 pm
J.Chap BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
1 article 0 photos 8 comments
I love this poem! I can picture everything that is happening so clearly! I love the way it is written and the flow of it! Great job, keep it up! (:

on Feb. 24 2011 at 7:56 pm
EmIsHere BRONZE, Littleton, Colorado
4 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Wow! That gave me chills. It was just really good in all aspects. I was really impressed! I hope you keep writing! (:

on Nov. 10 2010 at 12:16 am
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

ahhh :) love love love this! :) its sooo cute! everything about it is great :) the rhyme the rythm :) oh my gosh <3 it! would you check out my work if u get the chance?


MotesRacin said...
on Nov. 9 2010 at 7:40 pm
MotesRacin, Moulton, Alabama
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your faker than Monopoly Money Man (: <3 !

Oh my i lovee this this is the best i have seen so far ! <3 (: