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A dancer's foot may be beautifully pointed on the outside
But under the canvas cloth
Is a gnarled and calloused foot.
Strong and flexible beyond imagination.
It shows wear and tear
From years of hard work and sweat
Put into such a delicate curve of the foot.

The veins protrude
The thin skin of tough feet.
When flexed
The muscles are as hard as nails.
They give security to the ballerina
As she glides across the stage
Light as a feather.
Balancés, jeté, and piqué turns
Carry her to where her partner awaits.

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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asofnowThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
yesterday at 11:14 pm:
Dang! So good; I've always admired dancers. Yet, this poem is really relatable because everybody needs to go through hard work to achieve their goals and dreams.
 
NewIdentityThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 7:10 pm :
Thanks! That means a lot.
 
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