The Dancer’s Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 24, 2010
That pretty girl,
She danced for her heart,
Until she broke
Another part.

A twisted knee
And tired head
Laid the dancer
On her bed.

She cried for days
And weeped for nights
And no longer saw
Her name in lights.

When one day soon,
She met a boy,
Who lay with her
All quiet and coy.

And as she healed,
They took their chance,
For the day soon came,
When she could dance.
She left the boy,
Just on a whim,
She lived for dancing,
Not for him,

And so he cried,
As well he laid
A broken heart,
He'd been betrayed

Then one day as
He lay alone,
He heard the crying
Of a phone.

Come see me dance,
Said his lost girl,
Come see me jump
And twist and twirl.

He questioned this,
Was it heaven sent?
But still packed his bags,
And off he went.

Off to New York,
The lighted city,
Of tortured hearts,
Broken dreams, and pity.

And there her name was,
Up in lights
Upon that street,
One fateful night.

He went inside
And sat alone,
These theatre seats,
His broken throne.

She came on stage,
Her legs like songs
That told of stories
And played so long.

Her body twisting
Like stiffened trees,
It got him shaky
In the knees.

Her final turn,
Her daring jump!
And in his throat,
There grew a lump.

And from his eyes,
There grew a tear,
He now knew why
Fate brought him here.

To see that love
Is not just for men.
But a dancer's love
To dance again.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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raysofsunshine said...
May 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm
I love the story in this! This definently deserved to be in the magazine! If you could read my ballad On the mountain that would be awesome. I would love to hear some of your feedback, I'm trying to get my wok published in the magazine also and I can tell you have a talent for writing poetry!
loverofmostthingscreative said...
Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm
I really like this. It's so beautifula and the way you wrote it told a story and I could imagine what was happening in my mind. Well doen, you have a lot of talnet.
writer28 said...
May 13, 2012 at 11:01 am
You have a lot of talent, you should definetly keep writting
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Not to overuse the word "beautiful", but what a beautiful story~ this could be a great movie. I absolutely loved it.
Valerie said...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm
OMG, that was beautiful!!!!! I wish i could write poetry that great!
writerthinkerdreamer said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm
Oh my goodness that is really well written. I like how the rhyme fits; with a lot of rhyming poems, the poet gets lost in the rhyme, and loses the writing style behind it. Thank you. That was refreshing. :)
J.Chap said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm
I love this poem! I can picture everything that is happening so clearly! I love the way it is written and the flow of it! Great job, keep it up! (:
EmIsHere said...
Feb. 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Wow! That gave me chills. It was just really good in all aspects. I was really impressed! I hope you keep writing! (:
kmarie14 said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 12:16 am

ahhh :) love love love this! :) its sooo cute! everything about it is great :) the rhyme the rythm :) oh my gosh <3 it! would you check out my work if u get the chance?


MotesRacin said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm
Oh my i lovee this this is the best i have seen so far ! <3 (:
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