"Dance With Me"

"There's just no reason to dance when you're gone."
"There's just no reason to dance when you're gone." | Source

We shared a dance or two once,
    in this dark and gloomy room.
I was entranced
        by your impertinence.
There was no meaning
    behind your presence,
         no reason in your mind,
    just a longing to be loved,
even though you could not love back.
So I danced with you,
   until I fell,
but you did not catch me.
   You let me fall to the floor,
        and you left me where I laid.
  Though I cried out,
       "Dance with me."
you had had your fill,
   and you left the dance floor
to seek a new partner.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This is my favorite I have a personal connection with it Nikki I feel like if I could have written it but you said it before me!! Loved it and it said what I felt...

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thats awesome! Im glad my poetry can reach out to someone, and express not only how i felt but how my readers felt! thanks bella for being a reader!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This seems to happen all too often. Great words written here. Up and awesome!


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

whoa, seems like you know what happened to me this weekend. lol! nicely done.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh to dance with you, my incredible friend Nikki.

What a magical interlude that would be.

But the thing about me

Once a dance partner, always a dance partner, you will surely see..

This dance if you please...


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ketchup101 5 years ago from Philippines

Awesome poem! Love it!

Don't worry, you'll find your dance partner soon. Someone that will be able to dance with you forever. Someone that will never seek for someone else to dance with :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you everyone so much. H.A i didnt know but that sucks, thing is we have the ability to get up and find new partners too rather than lie there and wait around for someone that aint coming back. and if they do, well they dont deserve us for leaving us in the first place.

and bb I would gladly have this dance with you, on hubpages eternally, til the very last hub.

Ketchup, I believe I already Have, thanks for stopping by.


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

lol. you do realise i was only kidding. but thanks for the wonderful piece of advice ;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

ah well your welcome anyway. lol I thought maybe you had something similar happen over the weekend, of course im not gonna know, that was my joking back i guess, but i still thought you had a bad weekend maybe.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Wonderful poem. You'll find another dance partner too.

up/awesome


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx fay. I already have.


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

or maybe its not a good idea to wash one's dirty linen in public. lol.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

o_O hmm...i think it might be. lol


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

nah, i don't like people sounding all sympathetic. it only shows how phoney they are. lol.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well not always, youd be surprised how many people can relate, and how much just talking to someone helps, but i tend to keep my problems to myself also. but i also give lots of advice and my opinion on things, and i guess am sympathetic in a way, more like empathetic cuz i usually can relate, but Im defintely not phoney about it. I just speak from the heart. lots of people are phony though. im not a big people person.


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

well i believe its better to err on the side of caution rather than throwing your cards out on the table. but hey, thats my opinion based on my experiences. you don't have to agree ;)


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Interesting read, Nikki, know that if i was your dance patner, enough i don't really dance, i wouldn't let you fall or leave you behind shedding a tear, lol.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Ouch. Descriptive and gripping way to elaborate on how someone has left you high and dry. Your words are so enchanting, you likely have 20 hub-gentlemen ready to go out and bloody this person's nose for you. Thing is, he may or may not exist. Doesn't matter; all the boys are fired up and ready to swoop to your aid. Nicely done.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

no i agree with u H.A. I dont just trust anyone right off the bat. but sometimes its better to confide in a perfect stranger than someone youve known your whole life. Im always cautious and my guard is always up unless im absolutely positive its ok, but my motto is you can never trust someone 100% because everyone lies, or lets you down at some point.

Aww thanks MrD. I know you wouldnt. You and bb will always be my hub dance partners! lol

and Doug, he does exist, but in a time long ago. Ill gladly let everyone of you go bloody him up for me still though lol. Thanks.


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damian0000 5 years ago from Belfast

"I was entranced --- by your impertinence,"

What a line!

This one stopped me in my tracks but having read the whole poem again, it is all beautiful ... there is a lot of tenderness and vulnerability here but also great strength. It has depth, vitality and a little bit of bite too, really top work!!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks damian. i like that line too. I had to look up the word and make sure it fit lol. I surprise myself by how much vocabulary i know sometimes, like a line will just pop in my head with a certain word Im not quite sure of the meaning and I look it up and it usually fits lol. exactly what i was looking for. Thanks so much!


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

Nikki, nikki, nikki, one dance with you and i would be in eternal bliss, letting you fall would never be an option, although my heart is as black as tar that paves the streets, this hub makes it regain a feeling for human compassion.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

aww well Im glad I could put some heat into that cold heart. We all need a little human compassion, afterall we are human. even if we like to pretend that we arent. Thanks.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I have had that experience of wanting a dance and the person leaves when spotting another person. How yukky is that? No girl likes that. Every girl wants to be swept off her feet....


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea. any kind of rejection sucks and Ive had guys choose other girls over me plenty of times. I never had a date to the dance :(


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Then..can I...for only a moment...but honestly...respectfully, to all and understood in my purist of goals...be your date to the dance...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

sure bb, if i ever find myself attending another dance ill think of you.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

This is more beautiful than a dance :) So heartbreaking. Just leave that dancefloor, friend and get out under the stars. It's more romantic in there. There will always be that one person who will dance with you..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you blaise, yea i left that dancefloor a long time ago. I found a new dance partner, though he doesnt dance much lol

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