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Dancing Shoes

November 15, 2011
By welcometoplanetearth SILVER, Devon, Pennsylvania
welcometoplanetearth SILVER, Devon, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
-W. Somerset Maugham

The leather’s worn out
To a dim, faded grey
They hang in a closet
The laces are frayed

The toes have a hole
With threads gone stray
The ribbons are limp
The shoes are to stay

They once gleamed wonderful
In the studio lights
And dancing on stage
Night after night

They twirled and they waltzed
To a melodious song
With shimmering costumes
And toes pointed long

But the shoes are abandoned
To never be found
On a stage, under lights
With the orchestra’s sound

The author's comments:
Most ballerina's careers are short lived. This poem I think captures that point.

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Marigold804 said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 2:36 pm
I loved this poem! Its amazing! And i love the words you put in like melodious and the laces where frayed...perfect!