#OctPoWriMo Day 30/Saturday Mix: Poem – Lunes – “The Final Dance” #amwritingpoetry #SaturdayMix


For OctPoWriMo Day 30 the Prompt is dancing on the moon. I’m combining with Sarah from MindLoveMisery”s Menagerie Same But Different, Saturday Mix prompt. For this week we need to find synonyms for the following words: water, fabric, polish, switch, and floor.


Credit: Donald Giannatti via Unsplash


Elegant silk, battles I’ve wrought,

Pink leather rock,

I’ve bled magic into dust .

*****

Care not you for plies?

Broken-in hide,

Feet deformed, calloused, and refined.

*****

Torture wrought by instructors, tutors —

Lips bit; droplets,

Blood sticking; pealing away slippers.

*****

On stage I’m Fairy Queen,

Benign White Swan;

Hidden behind, black-swans swipe.

*****

Struggle, no food, treats, temptation;

A bite will,

Destroy me — never lose face.

*****

I’ve chosen to suffer, embracing —

Tomorrow’s hip replacements;

Knobby knees mettle, posture destroyed.

*****

Living is dancing, so I twirl,

Toes dying as —

My heart lifts; I fly.

*****

Crowds roar, shout bravo aloud,

We curtsy, bow,

As inside we die, depressed.

*****

Anorexic Divas, or devils spitting;

Plastic smiles shift,

Undermining each other’s talents — dreams.

****

Now, I’m the Sugarplum Fairy;

Legs lift to hips, stretch —

Split, bend with finesse blurred.

*****

Tomorrow I’m gone; the ballet,

A hunger games;

I nibble chocolate, humbled, resigned.

*****

Though I was a tigress inside,

Mangling slippers; I’m —

Listless absorbing the starry night.

*****

I’m elegant, nimble as Luna’s —

Glow spotlights my,

Final dance, done beneath moonlight.

*****


©️Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

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4 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo Day 30/Saturday Mix: Poem – Lunes – “The Final Dance” #amwritingpoetry #SaturdayMix

  1. joyroses13 December 2, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    Great job! Been missing your posts, good to see you back. Hope all is well!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 December 3, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      Hi JR. I miss yours as well. Just a crazy time of year with both works & other stuff going on. Looking forward to next week, after Monday, then I can relax a bit until January starts. Hope to comment more when I can and catch up soon. I miss the writing too. You don’t realize what an outlet it is until finding time is difficult. Cheers and enjoy the holiday/Christmas season. How is your wonderful book doing?

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  2. areadingwriter December 3, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    oh dear. oh dear. the contrast of what’s on the stage and what’s behind it. this is a whole heartrending story. wow. wow.

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    • mandibelle16 December 3, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks Rosema. Exactly, the bitterness behind the glitter I guess. I found the picture & the story came. Got your book today! ❤️ it! Thank you do much my friend 🙂

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