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by Sherry Gail Heim
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The Stripper


With gyrating stance and seductive dance

She takes her place on the stage

With swaying hips she uses her lips

To remove gloves while creating a rage


She sends clothes in flight, to a man of the night

In her erotic pantomime

She spins down a pole with a hot sexy roll

To music, she’s pumping in time


With tassels a swirl, she’s a hot woman-girl

As she tempts with all of her charms

Donning fishnets and lace and a fresh made-up face

She grabs money from high-flying arms


She’s the maker of dreams, or that’s how it seems

By the shouts she gets from the crowd

With hot boastful pride, there’s not much she does hide

While she struts for men begging out loud


Beneath bright flashing lights she soars to new heights

In her struggle for glory and fame

She wants more than just awe, from her dance in the raw

She wants men to remember her name


Once done with her dance, maybe, perchance

She’ll find a rich John in the place

A man who is gallant and admires her talent

Who’ll flash lots of cash in her face


She hopes deep inside, it’s not just one more ride

Maybe this one will give her a chance

Perhaps this time she’ll find, a guy who’s gentle and kind

And worth more than just sex and a glance


Sherry Gail Heim

May 1, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005

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Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
So so true, Sherry! Everyone wants to be loved - every is hoping for that one chance. Well penned, Sherry!

God bless,

Reviewed by Anne Williams
your words reveal that there is much more under the clothes peeled off. the show does not negate the heart.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
you write the truth here, speaking to the reality experienced by millions of girls and boys across the nation and the world...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
o, my, Sherry,

This is an excellent, provocative write! Excellent!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
clap clap clap....excellent write...i find this piece very n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Told with dignity and panache. Some are material girls in a material world. Others are maybe just turning a trick until the Right Man or the Right Thing comes along. Fame and glamour are certainly not all they are cracked up to be... but some courtesans "turn lucky" and have the fate of nations in their laps - literally! Our English history seems riddled with it! I often think "there but for the gracd of God..." - after all, who knows?! Kate xx
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
You captured this with such style sherry, a very true to life picture painted here, great insight, well done inded, take care...Mark xx
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Excellent write, Sherry! You are so right in this:

No matter what profession one chooses, the high and the low, our main goal in life is the same: To be successful and loved. Success cannot stand to be alone - without true love, it is nothing.

Wonderful write!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sad yes but so true. You express this so well that it brought tears to my eyes for the dancer. She's just like you and I after all; seeking her way through life. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla
just outstanding

William ....Peace
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
very entertaining Sherry. Enjd, hopefully she will. G
Reviewed by Lori Moore
The first thing that came out of my mouth after reading this was Wow! But that was Phil's response... so. Excellent, excellent, excellent. Thank you for the kind note the other day.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Enjoyed the write, Sherry, and I suppose most are looking for Mr. Right, but every now and then I run into women of similar ilk to this stripper on the surface and they really are only interested in the money. It's like they've managed to shut off the hormones that cause women to seek deeper relationships and don't mind crushing the spirit of some nice guys. I wonder what's in store for them in their later years. Cool write. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
This is a hot poem!!.
Very honest in most cases of the lonliness in the girls.
I gotta admit sometimes I'm a little jealous of those girls though.
I just ain't got what it takes. hehehhe
Thank Sherry (c:)
This really has a very strong message to it.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
A beautiful write up and very true to life, Sherry but also sad that they never find the love but only get the money and fame.

Love from india - Joel -
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
Great write. R
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
It was fun to read...
Nice pic.....
Have a great day Sherry......
I've always loved the name Sherry....(o:
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Insightful read!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Well done!
This was fun to read.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
What a beautiful poem! I think strippers have a wish to one day stop this and start life afresh but their desire to have money and fame is far more tempting than standing by commitments. Thanks Sherry for this wonderful offering.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Unfortunately though I doubt it...that same wish is the wish of every street whore, both male and female, adult and child..."let me find that one and only guy/gal that will take me from this place and give me a life I truly deserve"...and for the most part the only thing they may find is quite possibly death as dreams rarely come true...An excellent posting, Sherry, I see so little of you writing that I jump at anything you do like a man dying of thirst would a glass of water...Find Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by A PAX
I just love poetic stories, they are so much fun to write.......and to read one as good as this.......well, that is a pleasure indeed for me!!!! Sherry you don't post often, but when you do its quality!!!
Always a pleasure for me. I love this one. The rhyme, the story, the moral........everything is top notch. And a keeper as far as i am concerned.....ty pax A
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Fantastic capture of the trade.
Reviewed by jude forese
Sherry, this poem offers perspective to the live experience of a stripper ... it all comes with the territory ...
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
Gee, and all the strippers I've ever seen dance like they lost a contact. Now I know what I've been missing.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Great write capturing and delving into the mystery world of strippers for those who are not initiated into this exotic world as Roger called it. Your poem does not citizize or degrade only tells it like it is and that is what good writing is about . Good work Sherry

Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Sadly, strippers have been replaced by the far more coarse "exotic dancers". Your poem brings back memories. Thank you.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb take on this topic Sherry! As Jerry says there are all kinds of strippers just as there are people in all walks of life, so we can't just put them all in one category. I have seen stories of college students who do it to put themselves through college. Great poem! Sorry, the music didn't work...

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Maybe. In your world. But back in the good/bad days of my youth I lived with three different strippers (not at the same time) in New Orleans and each and every one of them saw men who frequent the joints as tricks and nothing more. I really liked this poem, my words should not be meant to take away from this well-written poem.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
Wow. Insightful write into a rather dark world. Great job Sherry. Michelle
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