I danced shadows to shield you
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.
I really like your work with metaphors on this.. So rich and telling… The shark teeth are something we tend to be close to.
Thanks so much, Bjorn. I really appreciate your opinion.
NICE. Step carefully, yes?
Yikes on the ending ~ You made dancing here a great metaphor for sharky-filled relationships ~
Thanks for joining us for our first Quadrille !
Had to laugh at “sharky-filled relationships”. Thanks Grace. 🙂
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Dancing childhood dreams
of parents and friends
for greater escape
more oh faith
Believes iN Miracles
away from jaws of fear
iN the nick
Interesting response, as always, katie. Thank you.
Yes, sometimes we do…but it can make life a little interesting.
Some wonderful metaphors here! Definitely a well ‘choreographed’ write!
What a sweet comment. Thanks so much. 🙂
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
This can be true…but sometimes a shield can be too big. Thanks for your comments!
So much emotion in these words. Beautiful turn of a phrase.. “Magnificent steps / Choreographed sweetly / To the beat / Of my breaking heart”
Thank you, Tara. 🙂
Wonderful imagery, telling words. Lovely poem.
I appreciate your comments, thank you! 🙂
A bit abstract, and entirely lovely. Love how you “danced shadows”.
Thank you, Bryan! 🙂
As a parent, it can be treacherous to keep those little toes safe from “shark’s teeth.” Wonderful!
True….and sometimes we try too hard. Thanks for your comment. 🙂