Poem: Dancing in the Mud

Dancing in the mud

A misrepresented angel

Splattered muck and spit-shined desire

Have you clipped your wings,

To remain, detained?



Cuffs never looked so becoming

The herb dug its roots into your spine

I will tug them out

I will tug them all out



Choking on love

Hemorrhaging hearts

Mended by hope

Affixed with rage

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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

This was completely off the cuff. It is about the love of my life. Hope you enjoy it.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Some interesting metaphors. Nice reading this poem.


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Thanks for reading Sandyspider!


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ButterflyWings 6 years ago

This is the first hub of yours I've read. I like it. It makes sense.


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Awesome! Hope you'll enjoy the others. Thank you.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

I take it the "clipped wings" is an indication that she will be staying with you? LOL! Nice Poem! WB


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Yup, her decision to stay with me. Thank you Wayne!


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Jambo, I love this, the title sets it up and the follow through does not disappoint. ~ Laura


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Thank you for the compliment Laura.


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BennyTheWriter 6 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

Beautiful and awesome! I see the study in contrast you're setting up here and I love it. A juxtaposition of love and darkness, passion and bondage. Brilliant ending as well. Great work!


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Thank you Benny! I don't write much poetry, but when I do they usually end up being love poems.


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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

I am impressed and found it touched my heart.Thank you.


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space Author

Wow, glad it did that for you! Thank you.

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