Walking Past the Dancers

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    Walking Past the Dancers

    I am walking past the dancers

    Who are driven by the beat

    To such desperate decisions

    Through the moving of their feet.

     

    While I hear the blast of rhythm

    As it hammers on my drums

    I am deaf to its seduction

    And to what its voice becomes

     

    For I’m walking off this planet

    And I’m centering my heart

    For that next symphonic minute

    And the solo that’s my part

     

    How they whirl in close embraces

    Yet they seldom ever touch

    While it’s written on their faces

    The desire they feel so much.

     

    They have left their drinks on tables

    To get drunken on desire

    And except for those unable

    They soon burn with passion’s fire.

     

    I am walking past the dancers

    They exude a strange perfume

    It’s the smell of naked strangers

    As they whirl around the room.

     

    But I soft shoe past their tango

    As I measure out my steps

    No syncopated addict needs

    Some new burden of regrets.

     

    Sometimes a wistful gazing look

    Connects with haunting glance

    If we’d all just follow by the book

    Would there ever be romance?

     

    Would there ever be a sudden wamth

    Would two people ever mate?

    If in hallows of such quietude

    We would actually relate.

     

    Past vapid false seduction

    Past manipulated minds

    The trickling, tickling game of love

    Ties its knot that softly binds.

     

    Instead of sweating bodies

    Back to front in knowing arc

    There’s the foreplay of true innocence

    In communing heart to heart.

     

    Face to face we’d read each other

    The soul’s glow behind the eyes

    End of friendship: lifelong lover

    We might forever realize.

     

    I am walking past the dancers

    Just a shadow moving free

    Shuffling quick to my heart’s drummer

    Hoping you will leave with me.

     

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    akayakar commented on Walking Past the Dancers

    12-29-2009

    I knew where i was going when I walked into this poem. Suprising ending. And a big AMEN Brotha!

    HarverTomsson

    12/29/2009

    Thanks for your affirming words. Its been too long for me to remember my rejoinder "poem" but it sounds like me... lol HT

    icu2 commented on Walking Past the Dancers

    12-28-2009

    Flee temptation, and youthful lusts....the bible says something like that. The bible bible also says "turn from it, and walk away." The character in this poem did all of this....and this is an awesome write. TEN from me....wish it were more.

    HarverTomsson

    12/28/2009

    Once again, thank you for a perceptive and affirming response. HT

    InfinityKnott commented on Walking Past the Dancers

    12-14-2009

    I loved it. The way you expressed yourself with honesty, you made your words dance. You bring the reader right there next to you and pour out your heart’s inners. I give it a +10.

    HarverTomsson

    12/14/2009

    Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful comments. HT

    VenusianWoman commented on Walking Past the Dancers

    11-02-2009

    Yeah ... I can relate...lots of visual inspiration here. And how many times have people gone out and done the same things,thought the same thoughts? Great write!!

    BraveMoon commented on Walking Past the Dancers

    08-26-2009

    Dancing for me is much like my poetry and art, wild, erotic and all over the place, thanx for the stimulus package, Wah'do Harv

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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