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  Shadow Dance
by Gracie C. McKeever
Thursday, March 06, 2003
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From the poetry collection "now you tell me" (c) 1997
First appeared in Book Review Cafe poetry page.

by Gracie C. McKeever (c) 12/96

It begins as an urge
a notion of pleasure
that sends you sprinting
desperate for your lover

Your dry spell will end

Ideas germinate, nature gestates
In the dark a dance of creation is begun

The premise is your foreplay
it caresses and fondles
and teases your sleep
with maybes and possibles

Is consummation on the horizon?

With a burst of devotion
you flex muscles
limp from disuse
fondle flesh
feel qualities
you forgot you once knew

Inside out upside down
you drive, push, juggle
and titillate yourself
visions of a climax muddled

Your dance with creation is in full swing
and soon the labor will truly begin

Pressing shoving thrusting for release
your baby makes its way into the world
a raw breathing beast

For better or worse
you have just given birth

Now begins the hard part
making life's decisions
You go back to your lover
and begin your revisions

Gracie McKeever

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Reviewed by Frieda Groffy 11/18/2009
I just loved this strong poem! and about older poems- sometimes I catch myself re-reading mine and sometimes I go like (hmmm, did I wrote that?!)- and sit back with a smile- crazy what poetry can do sometimes....
Reviewed by Sam 1/30/2009
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 11/25/2008
I didn't expect the birth. I'm seldom surprised but "Shadow Dance" surprised me. I can see how giving birth is the ultimate experience.
Reviewed by Destiny Diadem 8/13/2008
Very descriptive. You took me on a journey. We give birth in so many ways.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/10/2008
A birthing is something to be proud of they say you never will forget the pain. Babies are so grandious little things all dressed in blue or pink. Had so many clothes for my 4 girls I never wore them out. Mother insisted on buying them more all the time. Even had a knit dress from pen pal in England. It was worn lots by my 4 girls and did not wear out.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/4/2007
An older poem that I hope you still like... (sometimes I look at my older poems and rediscover them with pleasure, but there are also those I don't "feel" or like so much anymore).

I find it very interesting, one of its particularities being the physical aspect of love and giving birth. Biological clocks, instincts, emotions, all are expressed together in the form of a choreography, which explains the title. To this effect, your vocabulary is well chosen.

And you show this as having a continuity, being made of cycles, but also of changes and evolution, at least this is the impression I get from the end.

Thanks for a good poem,

Reviewed by Art Sun 12/22/2006
Your work on this piece is a well expressed view of this dance from beginning to the ending on this view of two creating another...nice ...

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/10/2004
"Your dance with creation is in full swing..." Driving the message home - an enjoyable read of a well-written poem!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/7/2004
Great metaphorically creative write, Gracie. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 1/30/2004 here's a writer that grasps the pleasures and pains of creation. How many times I've made love to the muses in my own mind to bring forth progeny worth reading. Thanks for putting these words in swaddling cloths for us!
Reviewed by R. Dean Ludden 11/9/2003
Some punctuation would definitely enhance this otherwise effective piece.
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 10/10/2003
Nice job.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 6/27/2003
This is damn good! Excellent write!
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 4/19/2003
Superb !
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 3/12/2003
Brilliant write! Keep up the good work!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/7/2003
Gracie, breathtakingly beautiful.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/7/2003
Excellent verse.

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Bouncer's Folly

Zara's Bois

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Sentinel's Hunger

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Sexual Healing for Three

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