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Steal Away
by Vivian L Dawson
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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She is a gypsy woman preying
from piercing eyes of green
tell your fortune take your
money engaging in devious
mind trickery

A traveling troupe campfire
inviting flames licking for the
sky as skirts flare delirious
tambourine dancing high into
the night contagious senses

Gold hoop earrings against a
milk chocolate skin make love
on her bear skin rug, if you
dare...gypsy gone by morn
with your wallet bare

"Fool me once, shame on you"
looking for love
"Fooled twice, shame on me"

(c) Steal Away
Vivian L Dawson


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
Solution...never take your wallet to a bare fight:-)Patrick
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 5/17/2012
perhaps it would be worth losing your wallet!! enjoyed.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 5/16/2012
mysterious the gypsy ways!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/16/2012
An impish and fascinating Gypsy this one.... a mesmerizing lore
her trickery! Love this one ! Lady Vivian

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 5/16/2012
This poem revives the romantic, Hollywood version of gypsy life. It makes a pleasant change from the crude reality of the present day Roma. What was it about those raven haired temptresses with the hoop earrings? So we lost our wallet; so what! Your gypsy reminds me of someone I once knew.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/16/2012
Your words are moving had me captured through out...I could actually hear that tambourine!
Reviewed by Janna Hill 5/16/2012
I enjoyed this Vivian - now with Cher's Gypsies Tramps & Thieves looping in my mind.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/16/2012
I imagine that many women have preyed on many men, for centuries.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/16/2012
You paint such a vivid picture of the night and the scenes of a gypsy and her life, whether real or imagined it chills.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/15/2012
This poem reminds me of the song "Gypsy Woman"...Very well written, your photo goes so well with your words..
Nice one Viv

Peace, love and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/15/2012
beautiful...very captivating Vivian, best wishes.... :)neerja
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/15/2012
Fascinating poetry well done so mystical indeed Laura
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/15/2012
you've given her panache and a devilish
quality and made her madly attractive
and i want to meet her?
in your poem will do

love this!

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/15/2012
You have captured the myth and the romance of the Romani very well, even today they are the people of scorn by many people just because of their past and yes some of them(like others) live up to their press.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/15/2012
She'd have to be pretty good to take my wallet and empty it, as it seems nowadays my wallet stays pretty empty on its own...;-)e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/15/2012
Your poem brings out the romance of the gypsy and her fortune-telling ways. Like Jerry, the eyes have it. I was once on a winter train in Germany at night when four Gypsies entered our compartment. Two were men dressed in black and two were women dressed in black. One woman had a missing front tooth and was quite ugly. The other woman was strikingly beautiful with eyes that I kept trying to avert because I was afraid that they might rob my companion and I. I would have loved to talk to her, but was glad when they get off before we did.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/15/2012
Those are the scariest set of eyes I believe I have ever seen, Vivian. Still . . . If I met up with her, I would fore-go my dismay and wariness and hop on that bearskin rug. Uh huh. Yep. I would. Men. We think with other things beside our brains from time to time.

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