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Smoky Dancers MAG

September 15, 2011
By JulieRae13 SILVER, /, Other
JulieRae13 SILVER, /, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"All I ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you"

With lips curled around a cigarette,
It is not smoke I exhale.
It is the gracious release of a troupe of dancers
Ballerinas en l'air
Wisps of their tulle skirts
Are joined to their delicate feet
By long twisted ribbons
And I feel the pain in their pointed toes
Rattling in the pit of my lungs.

The author's comments:
This was my response to the experimentation with smoking.

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on Oct. 18 2011 at 7:28 pm
smileyface96 BRONZE, Tifton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"To die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan

Splendid description! 

on Oct. 12 2011 at 2:10 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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THis is such a powerful poem. It brings tears to my eyes, because my dad smokes. It embodies the conflict I see in him.

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