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Colored Steps

Yellow stands over white,
Poised to dance
A never halting,
Perfect ballet.

The steps are done on tip,
On the toe.
And flow gracefully,
One to the next.

Lithe and long, spinning and turning,
Patterns form.
Now waltzing, yellow
Dances with friends.

Everyone moves in sync.
First yellow,
Then fuchsia and gold
Follow after.

All the figurants now disperse,
Except one.
And the first continues
To salsa, short steps.

The dancers' shoes made marks.
White turns black,
Then fuchsia and gold
Dot the edges.

There's green at the end, purple
flower atop;
A permanent picture
For all to see.

The dancers are put to rest
In their shanty.
And the case is put
Back in the drawer.



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MissPoet96 said...
Jul. 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm:
Thanks for your comment! It was a work in progress. This is great! Keep it up...
 
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xxJustxxMe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm:
This is a really nice poem! When i read it, i was suprised by how well you described everything and it does feel like a story within a poem. I love the way you portrayed the dancing, it was really well done.
 
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