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Confusion 1 by Peter Rivendell A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Threats by Peter Rivendell Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words]
You Deserved It All by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about anger. [143 words]
What Whales Dream by Stuart Eric Longridge A 500 million year old reincarnated whale day dreaming what it was like when he was a stupid ... [124 words]
Wake Up Sleepy Dead by Stuart Eric Longridge Dont fall asleep at the wheel. [175 words]
Trapped In The Masque by Peter Rivendell A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Trails, A Collection Of Verse by Akanihu C Wilson A collection of verse. [1,051 words]
Thoughts At An End by Eric A Hofmann Met a girl. It didn't work out like I thought it would. She was my first love. It is a pr... [179 words]
The Waking by Keri McGriff - [16 words]
The Mists Of Dreams by Judith Goff Sensuality. [69 words]
The Maya by Stuart Eric Longridge Lost but not forgotten. [221 words]
The Internal Storm by L A Winterburn A poem about what its like when I get a panic attack and the hope that I feel, that things w... [96 words]
Subliminal Messages by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't talk crap. [114 words]
Spirit Dancer
Sisters Of The Heart by Judith Goff In Memory of Joey Callihan 1949-1999 [120 words]
Requiem by Judith Goff -Perhaps a final goodbye [40 words]
Real by R Palooza - [137 words]
Please Now by Judith Goff - [49 words]
Performers by Peter Rivendell When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. See... [239 words]
Paint My World by Paula Poland A woman struggles with depression and self-isolation. From a strange dream I had. [111 words]
Only Words by Judith Goff - [61 words]
Nothing Much by Pearl S - [328 words]
Nightscape by Peter Rivendell - [100 words]
Night's Sorrow by Rose Trimovski A poem about a man, who has no friends, is all alone... [101 words]
My Friend by Michael Allen Rosendo This poem is about a girl. I liked her, and she told me that she wanted to date me. At the same time... [160 words]
Marching Band by Peter Rivendell When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem... [96 words]
Mans Dust by Stuart Eric Longridge Under the cosmic carpet. [106 words]
Lycanthrope by Judith Goff Poem or short story... you decide... [197 words]
Lets Get High!! by L A Winterburn My new year's resolution and The title speaks for itself LOL. [88 words]
Jinny by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [176 words]
Iraq Attack by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't believe the hype. [209 words]
Freeky by Judith Goff Feelin' kinda dirty ... feelin' kinda mean ... [81 words]
Flow by Peter Rivendell - [106 words]
Expedition by Peter Rivendell A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Evil by Judith Goff Another song? What's up with this? [118 words]
Earth Bound by Stuart Eric Longridge Again more origins. [220 words]
Descent To Hell by Judith Goff This is actually a song I wrote for a novel. [233 words]
Crop Crap by Stuart Eric Longridge I made one with my face. [95 words]
Creation Copyright by Stuart Eric Longridge Over my head. [40 words]
Children Of The Night by David B Doc Byron Vampires! Dark shadows! Ghosts! Blood sucking! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [108 words]
Cave Man Monkey Stinker by Stuart Eric Longridge Monkey magic not. [143 words]
Burn Out by Alan T Geake This was written after hearing about a rock singer's suicide. [88 words]
Book Of The Dead by David B Doc Byron A sinner signs their soul away. [81 words]
Blue Jean Kangaroo by Michael Allen Rosendo Surrealistic poem. [103 words]
Blind Faith by Stuart Eric Longridge Giving away your mind. [274 words]
Art Thou Art? by Mia Angello - [44 words]
Adventure Playground by Peter Rivendell - [113 words]
A Verse Of Doubt by Eric A Hofmann - [41 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Spirit Dancer
DESCRIPTION
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[514 words]
AUTHOR
Sue (Sooz) Simpson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm thirty nine, recently single again. I have two boys Cli' (pronounced clee) Real name Christopher and Mark. I'm a care in the community nurse and formerly (when I was married) an occupational Therapist working with the mentally ill on a secure unit. I love reading and writing and meeting people. I hate offal, seafood and intolerance. I keep dog, cat, polecats, rats and reptiles. And for seven years ran the second largest reptile sanctuary in Britain. Apart from having my lads, I think that's probably the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. Writing wise, I've been the main fiction writer for Legends magazine for three years.And have two books published 'Lizard's Leap' published by Quillusers, and 'Better the Devil You Know' soon to be released by Bestbooks.Um I drive a knackered old Astra, and ride a two litre trike. I live in the lake district of England, and am happy. :-)
[January 2003]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (84)
A Fork In The Road. (Short Stories) A paradox revolving round the lonely Holker Mosses in the dead of night. [2,835 words] [Mystery]
A Twist In The Tail (Short Stories) - [963 words]
Agony (Short Stories) The First in a series of Agony columns written by the unstoppable Aunt Nasty. (May be deemed offensive) [1,200 words] [Comedy]
Agony 2 (Short Stories) Morew from the irrepresible Aunt Nasty (May be deemed offensive). [1,077 words] [Comedy]
Angel Stew (Short Stories) The kitchens are in uproar. [826 words] [Comedy]
Anne (Short Stories) - [707 words]
Apple Of His Eye (Short Stories) Daddy's little girl, Daddy's little sweetheart. (May be deemed offensive). [1,742 words] [Drama]
Attractions (Short Stories) People stared at the sisters and called them freaks. [678 words] [Drama]
Bandit At Twelve-O-Clock (Short Stories) A sinister note drops through her letter box, but who is it from and what's it all about? [2,144 words] [Drama]
Barriers (Short Stories) Everybody's frightened of the prisoner in the cell at the end of the block. [2,913 words] [Thriller]
Breakfast In Bed (Short Stories) She loved her husband so much, and a sepcial man deserves a special breakfast. [1,633 words] [Horror]
Car Trouble (Short Stories) Boys will be boys. [496 words] [Comedy]
Cat's Chorus (Short Stories) - [1,332 words]
Cherry Blossom (Short Stories) - [435 words]
Cold, Cold Night.. (Short Stories) The night was beautiful but biting, she had to make her final farewells, a cigarette would help. [630 words] [Drama]
Creeping Up From Behind. (Short Stories) You can't ever really know what someone else is thinking ... unless they choose to tell you. [925 words] [Drama]
Dark Solitude. (Short Stories) A woman alone on the moors when a storm threatens, but this is no ordinanry storm and that is no ordinary lady. [1,434 words] [Drama]
Dawn Rising (Short Stories) He looked at his own personal sunrise every morning, yet longed for the warmth of the sun. [1,069 words] [Drama]
Deadly Persuit (Short Stories) Nature at its most cruel .. when it's interfered with by man. [1,541 words] [Drama]
Deep Blue Eastern Light (Poetry) I've never been to Budapest, but I saw an image on a postcard, it was misty and had a sort of dreamy quality about it. I wondered about the spirit of Budapest. Hope I've done her justicce. [204 words]
Different Road (Short Stories) Charlie is running scared. Will he find his way before his precious time runs out? [521 words]
Empty House (Short Stories) This had been her domain, now it was only a shadow. [649 words] [Drama]
Find Me A Place (Poetry) Everybody needs somewhere to run. [193 words] [Drama]
Finding Fleur (Short Stories) Katy desperately wants to find Fleur, but does Fleur want to be found? [1,727 words] [Drama]
Four Minute Warning (Short Stories) - [476 words] [Comedy]
Freedom By Another Name (Short Stories) He's an imposter [557 words] [Drama]
Furtive Glances (Short Stories) Always the last to know! [891 words] [Drama]
Galaxy (Poetry) Let Venus bear witness and Mars be our guide. [139 words]
Hickory, Dickory, Dock (Short Stories) - [991 words] [Drama]
Is The Toilet Roll Half Full Or Half Empty (Short Stories) It's hard when you're at bursting point. [423 words] [Comedy]
I've Always Wanted To Write... But! (Short Stories) There's always an excuse if you want to find one. [510 words] [Mind]
Jasmine And Gardenia Love (Poetry) - [417 words] [Erotic]
Jinny (Poetry) - [176 words]
Just The Ticket (Short Stories) You pays your money and you takes your chances. [5,177 words] [Drama]
Knockers (Short Stories) It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. [2,210 words] [Drama]
Little Bird (Short Stories) He liked fragile things [1,406 words] [Drama]
Lizards Leap (Novels) Four children buy an intricately carved frame from a school fair. A crazy old woman chases them desperately wanting the carving for herself. What is the mystery surrounding the strange frame? [5,753 words] [Adventure]
Long Walk Back To Jurassica (Poetry) Evolution and progress or three million steps backwards? [323 words] [Drama]
Lookingthrough The Window (Short Stories) - [401 words]
Madness Becomes You (Short Stories) She used to be someone, now she's several people, or maybe she's nobody at all, it makes no difference. [394 words] [Drama]
Making My Way Back To You. (Short Stories) She'd told them a thousand times to keep the front door closed, now tragedy had struck. [1,926 words] [Drama]
Memberwhen (Poetry) Memberwhen that mystical word of long ago memories. [189 words] [Drama]
Mortar Doesn't Breathe. (Short Stories) The house was inanimate, dead ... because her child was gone. [1,114 words] [Drama]
Mourning Glory (Short Stories) One of my favourite pieces. Please note *This is not a children's story* It's the tale of a little girl trying to be a child. [1,786 words] [Drama]
Mumbles From The Madhouse (Novels) It was her first day on the secure unit and somehow she had to see it through. [2,215 words] [Drama]
My Friend The Tiger And Me (Poetry) I wrote this for my little boy when he was having trouble at school. [942 words] [Animal]
Naughty Bunny Goes To Ibiza (Short Stories) - [552 words]
One-Man Race (Short Stories) He had only his nerves to rely on. One slip and the race would be lost. [664 words] [Drama]
Out Of Print (Short Stories) A man, a boy, a love of reading and echoes of the past. [2,007 words] [Drama]
Outrun The River (Poetry) The snow was melting fast and he owed it to himself and his seld of dogs to make it to safety. [145 words] [Action]
Pact Of Joy. (Short Stories) Don't we all just want to be happy? [2,497 words] [Drama]
Play With Me Please. (Short Stories) - [322 words]
Return Of The Hellcat (Erotica May Be Offensive) (Short Stories) Please do not read this one if easily offended. Or even not so easily offended. Continuing sexploits of Dark Solitude. [3,390 words] [Erotic]
Room For One More (Short Stories) The dream was haunting and wouldn't leave Mike alone. [1,728 words] [Drama]
Rush Hour (Short Stories) - [419 words]
Sally (Short Stories) - [2,268 words]
Sinister Music (Novels) She had no psychic ability, so why had fate chosen her to foretell of the spate of brutal murders? [6,114 words] [Drama]
So This Is My Life Then (Short Stories) - [517 words] [Comedy]
Space Walk (Short Stories) May Cause offense. [1,290 words] [Drama]
Sweet Child Of Mine (Short Stories) The old lady had been brutally mugged, her son was sucjh a good boy, but would his thoughts now turn to revenge? [1,843 words] [Drama]
Tangled Web (Short Stories) Treat `em mean and keep `em keen. [596 words] [Drama]
The Band Played On (Short Stories) - [1,486 words] [Drama]
The Big Picture (Short Stories) The little girl was a great artist, but her subject matter was giving cause for concern. [776 words] [Drama]
The Comet. (Short Stories) Remember! [796 words] [Drama]
The Dinosaur (Short Stories) - [1,523 words]
The Half Empty Glass. (Short Stories) They had no idea of the horror they were walking into. [3,030 words] [Drama]
The Hhmmm Efect (Poetry) - [783 words]
The Iceberg (Short Stories) She had to break the hold they had on him... release him from his parents grip. [410 words] [Drama]
The Joker (Short Stories) - [2,032 words]
The Lovers (Poetry) - [124 words]
The Mark Of Jack (Short Stories) The start of something maybe. [1,044 words] [Drama]
The Old Enemy (Short Stories) I just hope I've got the names right. [253 words] [Drama]
The Rosary (Short Stories) May cause offense. [422 words]
The Spark (Short Stories) - [557 words]
The Thirteenth Station (Short Stories) - [8,024 words] [Horror]
The Village Green. (Short Stories) - [559 words] [Drama]
Three Mile Gap (Poetry) So close and yet... [285 words] [Drama]
Tomorrow Lies Beside Us (Poetry) - [239 words] [Drama]
Tusk (Short Stories) - [1,012 words] [Drama]
Under The Whether (Short Stories) - [1,626 words]
Watching And Waiting (Short Stories) - [1,253 words] [Drama]
White Icing (Short Stories) - [1,385 words]
Worlds Biggest Loser (Short Stories) - [114 words]
You Are My Sunshine (Short Stories) - [1,285 words]
Spirit Dancer
Sue (Sooz) Simpson

It started like most, in a casual way
“Hi,you sound nice. How are you today?”
Addresses were swapped in an offhanded manner
Yeah she was okay, for an ‘also ranner’
An insipid few lines formed the first e-mail sent
Some letters came, and some of them went
And then a spark was ignited it seems.
Because he popped up in one of her dreams
and then she’d rush home from work just to see
if an e-mail was listed as coming from he.
And if not her heart would plummet and sink
but if there, she’d sit at the keyboard and think
of all of her news, to reply, would he smile?
She was happy when writing to him, for a while
He was moved by her words, touched by her thoughts
and amused by her funny or witty retorts.
They shared in their lives all the happy and bleak
They cared and they worried if one didn’t speak
and as the months passed the closer they grew
and their friendship developed, it was strong it was true.
He told of a party, a special affair
He was throwing for colleagues and friends over there

She sat at the keyboard, she missed him, she pined
and she wished she was with him as they wined and dined
she closed her eyes she imagined the scene
and she felt herself drifting as though in a dream

They were all sat at table and glances were cast
he smiled round the throng and somebody asked
of the empty place that was set next to he
“That’s for my love, who lives over the sea.”
And over the setting a rose of bright red
and a candle burned as he lovingly said
“She can not be with us, but her spirit is here.”
So they toasted her then in wine and good cheer
And soon they were dancing,in two’s they did glide
He sat, and he wished she were there by his side

He became more alert..He did not feel bereft
a slight draught had formed at his side to the left.
An aroma of perfume he knew to be hers
A smell he would love for the rest of his years.
A kiss on his cheek that was gossamer light.
Then she took him and led him out into the night.
There in the moonlight she moved into his arms
he felt, his face taken, between both her palms
he heard a soft whisper up high on the breeze
“Hey baby I’m here. Dance with me please”
He tasted the pressure, of her kiss on his lips
and he stirred as she swayed with her body and hips
There on the terrace they danced through the night
and anyone watching would see an odd sight
A man on the terrace, dancing alone
and a shadow that moved with illusional tone

When she at the keyboard moved out of her trance
her mind was swimming with music and dance
Surely she’d nodded and had short repose
She looked down and there in her hand was a… rose.

 

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"Sooz! What a beautiful story poem, I didn't know you were such a romantic at heart, for someone who has often said you don't like poetry you sure have a gift for it!!!" -- Monte.
"Sooz, this one has special meaning for me, it is beautifully realized!!! Like Monte, I find it difficult to believe this isn't your forte' ..." -- Judith.
"Monte sshhh don't tell everyone. Romantic? Me? Bah humbug. Thank you both, but I know my strengths, I can write an evisceration (but can't spell it)as well as any butcher. But a poetry expert reading this would say the thingy doesn't whatsit with the metre and the stanzas are metronomically doo dahhed with the other things .. well words to that effect anyway. I pretty much leave poetry to the poets these days. And if I do step over the lyrical line then it tends to be rambling freeform which I quite enjoy sometimes. Thank-you both again. And Judith I hope you get lots of roses. " -- Sooz, Dalton-in-furness, England, Cumbria.

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
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