Two to tango

I am painting my nails black for you,
it's your darkness seeping in.

I put burning lipstick on for you,
it's my heart for all to see.

It takes two to tango,
but I never asked you to cut in.

I wanted to dance a softer tune,
while you never changed a beat.

So now you'll face the music,
you wrote it all yourself.

I've painted my nails black for you,
put on tall stiletto heels.

The floor is spread with saw dust,
and I will take the lead.

Today I'll do your tango,
tango till you weep.




Poetry by Åsa Andersson
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Written on 2014-09-29 at 07:12

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Wumbulu
I love your style...the words point between the lines.
2015-02-16


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
That's attitude!

Scary.
2015-02-06


John Ashleigh
It has a bitterness however subtle. I enjoyed the couplet style and the sincere sentiment. Thankyou for sharing.

Regards,
John.
2014-10-02



i like this part


Today I'll do your tango,
tango till you weep.
2014-09-30



I like the strength and anger in this one. All the lines are wonderful, but my favorite are these:
"I've painted my nails black for you,
put on tall stiletto heels.

The floor is spread with saw dust,
and I will take the lead."

Great poem!
2014-09-30