She Dances

July 27, 2011
By palalandrea GOLD, New York, New York
palalandrea GOLD, New York, New York
15 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
With victory comes sorrow


People look at her in awe.

She cuts through the stage, sliding her toes like blades against metal

The audience is her long lost friend and her enemy as well.

She thrashes her body and strangles the air with rapid fistful movements.

A chemical—A chemical her body has become,

Reacting to the lights and the floor with anger.

It’s not enough, it’s not enough—she believes.

So, she begins her strides again and with incomparable perfection,

She slashes the floorboards racing against whatever’s left to compete with.

Nothing’s enough; nothing’s enough—nothing.

Enough’s enough, but enough is nothing.

Suddenly, the beam’s on her, and the admiration overwhelms her ears.

The knives drop from her palms as she realizes that finally—

Finally, she dances.

The author's comments:
I know that teenagers, especially, go through many rough times concerning their images, bodies and minds. Therefore, I wrote this poem to inspire others to drop whatever is making them insecure and see that once they move past that, there will be people on the other side to "applaud" and be there for them.

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on Jan. 16 2012 at 12:53 am
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

Wow, that is really powerful and beautifully written! Good job

maria said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 1:25 pm

Very strong excellent poem!



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