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I danced shadows to shield you
Magnificent steps
Choreographed sweetly
To the beat
Of my breaking heart
You wore my shoes
Heavy with irony
Shuffled down trustworthy trails
Longing to fly barefoot
Across murky dark oceans
Only to dangle your toes
Between shark’s teeth

We are writing quadrilles at Dverse Poets Pub.

 

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  1. I really like your work with metaphors on this.. So rich and telling… The shark teeth are something we tend to be close to.

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  2. NICE. Step carefully, yes?

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  3. Yikes on the ending ~ You made dancing here a great metaphor for sharky-filled relationships ~

    Thanks for joining us for our first Quadrille !

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  4. Dancing childhood dreams
    of parents and friends
    for greater escape
    from predators
    aGaiNst prey..
    praying for
    another
    way oF
    hope
    for
    more oh faith
    Believes iN Miracles
    away from jaws of fear
    escaping danger
    iN the nick
    of doubt
    where
    hope
    leaves..
    fAll..
    riSe..:)

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  5. Some wonderful metaphors here! Definitely a well ‘choreographed’ write!

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  6. We dance through the minefields, (or sharksteeth) in someone else’s grace, carelessly disregarding the hazards of life. Thank God and the other who shields us from becoming truly foolloosened

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  7. So much emotion in these words. Beautiful turn of a phrase.. “Magnificent steps / Choreographed sweetly / To the beat / Of my breaking heart”

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  8. Wonderful imagery, telling words. Lovely poem.

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  9. A bit abstract, and entirely lovely. Love how you “danced shadows”.

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  10. As a parent, it can be treacherous to keep those little toes safe from “shark’s teeth.” Wonderful!

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