David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,578 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

Masquerade - Poem by David McLansky

I walk alone
And watch the quay
Turn into
Gray at
Break of day
I watch the
Sea gulls
On the wall
Hearing the
Sea gulls
Mocking call

It was a smashing time
Just such a dashing time
Your eyes so gay in mine
We danced and kissed with wine

We spun and laughed with tears
In love with wanting you near
A chevalier spoke in your ear
Mad teasing
When
You broke away
Laughed
Said you couldn't stay
I let you slip away

A new dance had begun
The dancers dipped and spun
You slipped off in a run
I stood alone; undone.
The room began to sway
A devil got in my way
Your face was lost in the fray
You disappeared
You broke away
Laughed
Said you couldn't stay
I let you slip away.

Now I walk
Along the wall
Rcalling a face
Not seen at all
Was it a dream
A Masque Ball scene
To haunt my dreams

I searched the ballroom through
Unmasked a smile or two
Broke past a reeling crew
To grasp a glimpse of you
Your mask was lost to view
A devil got in my way
Your eyes danced in the fray
You disappeared
You broke away
Laughed
Said you couldn't stay
I let you slip away

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013



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