"Let's Sleep Together" (Dancing For Death)

There's a man there
in the corner.
I saw him watching me
and for some strange reason
I felt the need
to give him a show.

I dropped my lace gown,
dropped it to the floor
as I slowly lowered each silky strap
from off my shoulder.

I stood there
in nothing but my underwear,
sexy, black, almost bare.

I turned around to face him,
his eyes a cold stare,
brought shivers down my back.
My skin like ice
melting beneath a fire.

He did not move.
He did not blink.
But as much as he said
that he did not want me,
his eyes made him a liar.

I danced for him
slowly
to the rhythm of his breath.
If only I had known
I was dancing for Death.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Very intriguing.....but a lovely vision. I think sometimes that ,in spite of what women think! , men look at women to admire beauty. some men do it discretely ,others are pigs about it. I love to see an atractive women , I always have . Its an appreciation of beauty, of a good personality and of the differences between men and women. I personaly would rather see a woman dressed nicely and carrying herself with pride and dignity that to watch some of the Racier dressing woman.Great poem.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Nice to meet you ahorseback! thank you for commenting and liking my poem. yeah i know what you mean. I may be a chick but i still think girls are hot. I would so go lezbo for angelina jolie lol. And yes lots of guys are pigs and only want one thing, and look at women as sex objects and nothing else, a girl can look good and be smart and have a good personality too. one shouldnt just rely on looks alone. Id rather a descent girl than a trashy one too idc how beautiful she is, thats ugly to dress and act that way.

oh and dont let my title decieve you, when i say lets sleep together i didnt mean sex literally, i meant that eternal sleep. sleep forever.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A dark attraction indeed Nikki,a nice twist!;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

ty Acer. it sorta just came to me!


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Nice interesting, hub tease, you have here, Nikki, i see you unpublished that other hub, was interested in your feed back, if i went to far in my comment let me know.


tlmntim9 5 years ago

dark, alluring and beautiful


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Seductive and dark....nicely done! I am looking forward to reading more hubs by you!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

acer you can never go too far ;) no hubpages decided to unpublish it. said it was too similar to something else on another site or somewhere else on the web. but I reposted it with a link to it on my myspace so hopefully they allow that. and your comment should still be there and I think I replied. lol

Tlmntim thank you very much.

K. Burns thank you also and please do!


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downpourofwords 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

Until the last line, it felt the experience of a s-t-r-i-p-p-e-r has been laid down but the final line is the winner. very thought provoking one. Voted up. keep writing.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha nope not a stripper at all. if strippers just take off their clothes for strange creepy men in their bedrooms...that they didnt invite there lol you know what i mean, anywayz its more or less Death was coming to take her away, though she did not realize it, I'm not sure why she felt the need to get undressed and seduce him, I guess its all a part of his charm ;) lol this can be taken in the literal sense or metaphorically. Could just be some peeping tom and instead of gettin all upset about it she gives him a good show, but bad idea then he just gonna want to kill her or could be a future lover or her current one and getting involved with any one can be deadly. You risk getting hurt. but I guess I was going more for the Death thing, grim reaper and all. Because like i told ahorseback up there I didnt mean lets sleep together as in sex but more that eternal sleep forever. Thanks for reading!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Dancing with death, feling his ice cold embrace. Awesome!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

TY you zavala! so cold its hot!


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

Nikki that was KICK ASS~Yeh right he didn't want you :P God that poem got the best of me and gave me the shivers [especially that it is still raining in lebanon though it is summer ] Loved the poem, simply unique!!!!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Great piece of work. And a wonderful musical choice. I am pretty wide in my musical tastes, so I am really surprised I have not heard of them before. Glad to make your ghoulish acquaintance.

Keep on Hubbing.

Blake4d


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

There's always a degree of darkness in some kinds of attraction. I love the way you build it up for the end, then slam dunk it. Wow. Some people just bring out the naughty in us. And we bring naughty to the party...I'd go Lezbo for Angelina too. Ha. And more besides.... ^,^


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you Uriel Im glad you got that feeling out of this. Thats awesome.

Blake thanks for stopping by. Yea im new to Porcupine Tree also a fellow hubber introduced me to them through his facebook lol I really like the band.

Astra thank you. I know right angelina is just pure awesomeness. and gorgeous. I love her. Anyways I think I just figured out this poem lol. Its about being comfortable with death. or being at that open and vulnerable point. not so much about being naughty though i did make it sound that way lol.


JadedLove 5 years ago

"DANCING FOR LOVERS DREAMS" INSPIRED TO WRITE THIS AFTER READING YOUR WORDS. Beautiful Nikki.

Eyes looking on in amazement.

Amazement torching waters of light.

Light escaping the darkness dwelling hope.

Hope falling away as you dance away my life.

Life was nothing before you killed my soul.

Soul crashing as waves on another’s shore.

Shore coming back to find the last grain of sand.

Sand in time calling away the fears of living a lie.

Lie to me again before you fall from my eyes.

Eyes bleeding again in a teardrop red as death.

Here I stand before,

before you again.

There you go in lust,

calling me out to try.

I don’t claim to understand,

anything I watch you do.

All that I know is pain,

in a love felt so strong inside.

You danced before me,

I smiled and closed my eyes.

You looked right into my soul,

as I would try to hide my heart.

As the world died,

your breath gave me life.

In a distant place and time,

where maybe we were something else.

Dance the dance of waterfalls.

Waterfalls of dreams and love.

Love the temptation of falling.

Falling away from this life.

Life just another path to the beginning.

Beginning to fear the end.

End of the road without walking.

Walking away from it all.

All or nothing this way.

Way past giving up again.

Again time has fallen from my heart.

Heart too easily broken by love.

Love has no reason to walk away.

Away from this life built on trust.

Do you see what I see,

can you feel what I feel?

Is this the way to your heart,

is this the pain that you feel?

Will you look to the stars,

will you imagine I am there?

can my love touch you now,

do you want me more tonight?

If I give to you my forever,

would you cherish it as Love?

Do you taste ecstasy on my lips

as the rain dances will you shelter our heart?

Do you find my eyes beautiful,

as they open can you make it stop?

When I cry do you despise me,

or has Love blinded our eyes too much to see?

Now that the end of the song is approaching,

all that is near has faded away,

as all light comes to an end.

The stars are still singing in my heart tonight,

making it so hard to let go of dreams,

not too hard to just dance for death again.

I see nothing past my passing of love and lust,

burning with new desire for more,

closing my eyes to find my sleep....Goodnight.

Johnny Love


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Splendid job JL! that was good.


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

Thanks Nikki, you are awesome. :)


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh girl Nikki....you're killing me here...sure sure sleeping as a metaphor...too bad your hot or I'd totally go for that...

Nice video, though..loved that music....better than that, i adored this music...sorry for not knowing, but who is it... I got to have it..

Black underwear...hmmmm.... no surprise there....men's intuition....perhaps.....

Who told you about me...death is not really that bad of a guy... a bit misunderstood perhaps....

I'd go l for jolie too...just sayin'..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha bb youre funny. The band is Porcupine Tree. I just found them too. I love a lot of there songs. check out the Deadwing Album. and no Death isnt that bad of a guy, this poem was all about being comfortable with death.

and you stay away from angelina! She's MINE! lol


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

no..no...I'm not such a bad guy...a bit too charming......perhaps......but if I could be so bold...maybe a little bizarre....perhaps....but just so you know.....this death loves his Nikki so very so...... X0...

OK, I'll give you angie but what do i get....cathy

...perhaps... but then again...everybody hates death.... but Nikki....


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Your silly lol.... death is inevitable. and not to be feared. I just fear the how of it and the when. and the what happens after, the unknown. not death itself. if that makes any sense. and you can have anyone but angie. lol


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

Bbnix, um...did you say Cathy? Is this ME? Am I seeing things? LOL. Ooooohhhh. Yeah, Nikki and I can share Angelina ... Ha. I am smiling now. oh wow, (bangs head off wall) Sorry.


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

Seems like you danced with my cousin Merve in this write, Nikki, he calls himself death in the presence of humans, but when around fam, he's just Merve, a supernatural being with a death touch, how i like your writing's, i would give you an applause, by i'm pissed you dance with Merve, the no nerve, yeah don't tell him i said that, yeah he's a bastard.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha na your cousin is just that, Merve. My Death is just death itself. if that makes sense. Its not a real person persay.

HaHa Astra, that comment is hilarious! but it is something to dream about ;)


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aware 5 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

hi Nikki as i was reading i was like dang, Nikki with the sexy poem , Then the ending brought goosebumps to my arms. Great work. I love it.

Ray


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hehe thats good! thanks aware. a sexy chiller just for yu.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Holy crap...my mind just exploded...Cathy, Nikki, and Angie... my world, my dreams, my everything just changed in a heartbeat...ha ha ha...son of a b**ch...I'm so freakin' lucky....

You two smiling...I just crashed and crawled away from my 200 plus mph race car....time to steal another one...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

see. how dangerous that thing is. lol


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

ha ha ha..I never learn...back to full throttle .... still bold...hah...but...you said "not bold"...hmmmm...now thinking....a dangerous thing, me thinking, I think...I'm a better driver..in the moment...than thinker...but I do know how I feel..and I do love my dear friend Nikki..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol your bold, and silly, and funny, and crazy. and dangerous, a thinker and a dreamer a lover and I hope a good driver. lol


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Awesome and brilliant Poem!! Sunshine great twist and ending I would have never thought ;)

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks blossom! expect the unexpected when reading and when writing, hell I didnt even know at first.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Hah...loved that comment...you made my day... =)

I'm the best freakin' driver...perhaps a little to crazy though...but what the hell...you only live once...


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Good to see Bella here...must be my magnetic personality...ha ha ha...

Although, probably, a gathering of incredible writers of which you all are...I'm in such awe...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yes ive missed my blossom lol. and i am a good but crazy driver myself. my car is getting pummeled with hail right now :(


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

What is hail..?

What ever it is, I'll make it better...k!

Crazy driver...way cool...let me build you a special sunshine race car so we can tear up the track in front of the pack...I have a feeling Bella'll be there too ... building her a car as a surprise..

what color do you like?


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

seriously??? where are you from bb? Hail...like chunks of ice coming down with the rain...yea thats hail...it was pretty bad, died down now.

Yea i was nicknamed speedracer by some of my friendsm but i got way too many speeding tickets so try not to speed but sometimes i just cant help it i got a heavy foot.

I like green...like a lime / neon green for a car, well green is ma fave color, but i dont think id want it on my car unless its like this one car i saw a pic of once it was like neon green and yellow it was really nice and pimped out haha. i want that car... it was a mistubishi eclipse a newer one. I absoulutly love that car.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

No ice from the sky where I'm from...hell perhaps...hmmm..

No street racing..too easy to scare people to death...(well....mostly at least...ha ha ha..I do make sure the road is clear)

"lime/neon green" ..no worries...cool...I'm a fan of mitsubishis, race evos in particular....only the best for you..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

no you are too nice for hell hun.

na I would but I'm too scared I'd kill myself. and I dont have the car for it, unless you get me that mistubishi lol


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

speechless

voted up/awesome/beautiful


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

speechless...you kimmie...ha ha ha ..see what Nikki does to us...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks kimberly. Im glad you read this one. haha you all make me speechless sometimes.


OhhBMB 5 years ago

cool poem! Up and awesome(:


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

cool! thanks for stopping by!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well this is your poetic masterpiece - I must let the entire world see how (hub)awesome your writing is and post this on my Facebook page with a direct link back here - this piece covers all emotional bases and inspires the epi-man greatly - and I love the cinematic quality of it too!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

I would consider that quite an honor Epi. Thank you so much!


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

Sexy, dark and intriguing. Love the way it excites me. Felt the emotions that made you write this effortlessly yet so beautiful. Awesome, Nikki! I'm an instant fan :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you so much blaise. that means a lot coming from you. astra spoke very highly of you and having read your poems i agree with her. so thank you again!

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