Crystal Life

Graffiti - Ballerina silhouette

Graffiti – Ballerina silhouette (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A little ballerina
Crystal life
Shimmers soulless on the mantelpiece
All alone
Music playing
Cannot reach her
She’s just stationary
Crystal tones

How our little
Ballerina
Yearns to dance now upon
A darkened stage
But she’s frozen
Like a memory
Captured here on
History’s page

It’s not real, this crystal life
It’s a whiplash, it’s a knife
It’s a promise that is broken
It’s a secret never spoken
And our pretty ballerina
I am sure that you have seen her
Like pretenders to the throne
Crystal lives are led alone

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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11 Responses to Crystal Life

  1. I like the ending of this one Helen,’ crystal lives…’ very poignant and well done.

  2. words4jp says:

    i have a picture on a book shelf – like the one above, but it is taken from the front and I was 8 years old. I like the phrase ‘darkened stage’ – this is true, when one’s dance career is no longer alive.

  3. I really like the last stanza. 🙂

  4. Skye says:

    Beautiful, Helen….makes me long to dance again. It has been so long. xxxxxx 🙂

  5. Wow Sis! Outstanding writing 😉 xxxxx

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