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August 4, 2011
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She feels empty ever since the cassette
stopped playing her lullaby and made
dancing seem impossible when it used
to be effortless; effortless because it was
their dance, their
song, their story to write freely but
when he no longer wished to write
she tried to continue, until she
realized the pen contained no more ink, and
she had to face the fact that this
was where she had to end the
dancing, the music, the story ; for she was
alone in it.
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This is a very good verse and organized nicely with the columned explanatory line. Again being free verse it's difficult to judge or critique but in this case you have helped that along with the format.

You told a story here, and have a seamless flow as it continues much like the subject's action, a dance. The thought and form of the poem follows like a paragraph from a short story that was then formatted differently. This can work to great effect and you utilized the technique nicely.

The only part I could see as a small improvement and it's truly only aesthetic, or "dressing" so to speak, would be to alter the last two lines slightly for dramatic effect. I would add to the second line one word.. "; for she was 'dancing' and then with the last line drop the 'in it.' part and just have "alone." The singularity of alone being the only word in the last line and the finishing thought of the work would make the concept more dramatic, you could even put a space between the lines to over emphasize the loneliness. As I said though this is merely dramatic dressing, the line as it stands still accomplishes it's purpose.

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000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That one looks simple but you did so organized .....and the feeling you showed is the kind I like to see in poetries and poems..

Sounds sad but in the same time like real life.....
MissLaurelle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Artist
thank you :)
000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome.
wallawallaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
nice acrostic poem
MissLaurelle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Artist
wallawallaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
you're welcome
grg123wntn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great job with the structure here. i dont know the name for the effect, but love it when the first words allign to form a thought. nice work.
MissLaurelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Artist
twombold Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm inspired this is very good
MissLaurelle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Artist
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