Francisca Darko

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She Dances Alone - Poem by Francisca Darko

The blades, they cut, rip at her soles
The blackened shards, put there by your hand, maybe her own
But she'll smile, it's already a lesson learnt- she dances alone,
Upon your jewelled throne, you sit and condone
She's breathless with the song that never ends

Lies in the nest that you have made
She lies in a bed that you have made
And feeds of what you throw
The reapings of what you sow.

Pale is her skin and white is her heart
Black is your ink that rips her apart
Tattered is the dress that hugs her tight
Her crushed spirit will never fight

Her forgiveness is what you can never earn
You'll work hard but you will never learn
That you have ruined her
You have stained and polluted her
She's bruised, battered, scarred and so
Forever, she will dance alone

Her pain, can't you feel her pain?
It will stream from her eyes and stain
It will clutch at your heart then fade.
For she has learnt

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Its based on a story i'm writing with my friend

Comments about She Dances Alone by Francisca Darko

  • Adeline Foster (2/6/2016 11:32:00 AM)

    It promises to be quite a story, I'm sure to watch for it. Read mine - We the Unencumbered -
    there is no such word as learnt, by the way, the word is learned.
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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (9/21/2012 1:21:00 AM)

    A pensive poem but written in a fascinatin way dat ought to make d culprit feel highly remorseful. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (9/17/2012 1:19:00 AM)

    Raw pain, heart filled with emotion, tears filled my eyes. Wonderful write, may you be healed to dance again not only in a pair but in most perfect syncron with the whole universe! (Report) Reply

  • Renee Marie (9/3/2012 2:11:00 PM)

    Really touching. Felt like I was reading about a rape, incest, etc... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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