How to Still the Dancing Heart  

rm_Sallypus 52F
1056 posts
10/31/2005 3:23 pm

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How to Still the Dancing Heart

First, find a likely subject...
one that can jette is your best bet,
but it will take special care
to teach a dancing heart the error of its ways.
The temptation is to stomp it flat...
but that lacks finesse,
and some hearts will play dead,
then spring back when you're not looking.
No...first you draw the heart close
and while it's tapping or doing a tango
you explain that this dancing stuff...
it's really kind of lame.
Has no real value...
and you say it softly...but repeat it.
The heart will listen,
and even if it seems to be ignoring you,
it will hear.
After a while, it will dance more slowly,
falter in its step,
lose the beat completely...
and have to start over, red faced.
Do this enough,
and the dancing heart may actually stop a few times,
wondering where it's music has gone.
The music is still there...but you've drowned it out,
and now the silly creature will panic...
it won't remember how to start...
and then you've got it.
A nice, tame heart
that has forgotten what it once did
as normally as breathing.
Every once in a while,
you will have to remind that heart
that dancing is just foolish...
something kids do,
but grown up hearts
give up that nonsense.
And if you're really really good,
that heart will never dance again.
The part that takes skill
is making it still,
but not killing it off.
Because really,
who cares if a dead heart
can't dance?

gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
11/1/2005 12:07 pm

Glad to see you writting again.... sort of..... This is really sad on two fronts. Other than the obvious, it deplorably appears to be very similar to my old technique.... and I'll concur that it works pretty damn well.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
11/1/2005 12:08 pm

whew! this leaves me shivering with fear... and, o, how i am still weak for those kind of tricks ... give me armour against those seeds of doubt others plant under my skin...

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interested13563 53M
2557 posts
11/2/2005 11:31 am

An incredible poem! Thank you Sally!!!!

ByteChaser2 52M

11/5/2005 6:21 am

Very well done sally! The last bit sort of reminds me of a snippet of a song -

"How can a heart be broken
When it wasn't even whole to start with?"

koroheke 57M
2 posts
11/10/2005 1:02 am

what are we into mental stimulation or physical ?Actions speak louder than words what drivel.

bigdogcharles 51M

11/10/2005 10:28 pm

Wow. I can see how you captured my big friends heart!

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