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Red Wine Dance

Updated on April 14, 2015

Baby, I just wanna stand in my brokenhearted stance
and do my red wine dance.
Eyes half open,
mind floating,
attitude is focused,
but my mission ain't devotion.
They speak of love and I start choking
cause they've got me misunderstood.
I'm not a damsel.
I don't needa be saved,
just tied up and dismantled,
that's how I play.

I'm brave. I put my broken heart on display.
I see beauty in it.
I get strength from it.
I let them lean in, but not to touch it.
I warn,"You'll burn from it."
There's no winning in this
cause men don't make wise decisions.
They want love, I call that prison.
I throw my hands up, but not to surrender.
I'm red wine dancing.

I woke up with my head spinning,
still kinda tipsy.
My headache and body ache were competing,
while a tattooed man lay next to me.
I was groggy, but happy
as I plotted my way out of his apartment.
I never stay 'til morning.

We've quit touching
cause we're empty.
We're not loving
cause we're filthy.
He gets me,
really, really gets me.
He tied up and dismantled me,
he really, really feels me.

I've got needs that make me explode,
but I kinda ache
from the art of letting go.
Letting go.
Letting go.
I don't know how to move slow.
I just wanna love the moment I'm in.
I laugh with them,
I sleep with him,
and I eat with another.

I'm disloyal, but there's no hidden agenda.
I've got my hands up, but darlin', it's not a surrender.
It's all part of my red wine dance
cause my bottle is empty.
I owe me an apology.


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    • Frida Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Frida Rose 

      3 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you :)

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Welcome to the HP Herd.

    • Frida Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Frida Rose 

      3 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for commenting, Besarien! It's funny that you compared this poem to a song because I tend write to music and sing the words to the poems as I come up with them. I never thought about it much, but I guess it's my process.

      Thanks Manatita, I'm glad you liked this one :)

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      3 years ago from london

      Another poetic beauty. I welcome you with much love. Exquisite poetry. God speed!!

    • Besarien profile image


      3 years ago

      This poems has very lyrical and rhythmic qualities that I much admire even in songwriting where they are too often absent, This poems puts me in mind of Langston Hughes, Diane Ackerman, and lots of poems in Spanish than never sound quite as good in the English translations. I think you must have a deeply musical soul.

    • Frida Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Frida Rose 

      3 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you everyone for all of your comments! I appreciate all of your kind words :)

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      3 years ago from Australia

      Love it!

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      Chris Mills 

      3 years ago from Hartford, CT

      That was an exciting piece of poetry, Frida. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Malik S Canty 

      3 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Nice...A powerful dance ...Great Mental images...Impressive.

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      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Indeed a big time WOWWWW!!!!

      Very engaging work here. Now I am off to follow you ahead.

      Sure waiting for the the many nexts ahead.

      Shared and voted++++++

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Damn predictive text...Friday!!

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      Lee Cloak 

      3 years ago

      An engaging poem, a great piece of writing, looking forward to more, thanks for sharing, Lee

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      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      Fine piece

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Friday, what an incredible piece of poetry for your first hub. I can't wait to read what else you have to share. Empowering stuff. Voted up and shared.

    • Frida Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Frida Rose 

      3 years ago from Maryland

      Indeed it does! Thank you for commenting :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Red wine can take one to different places as our thoughts explode. Interesting piece...


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