Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dancing Golden Tears By Jasen Sousa

Dancing Golden Tears


Elisa was 15-years-old
with a beautiful face.
When she cried, dripping down her cheek, dancing tears made of gold.
Tried her best, did all she could,
her family still greeted her with stares so cold.
Elisa felt worthless, no good.

Not allowed to express herself,
Elisa begged to be understood.
Mom picked her outfits, controlling everything that sat on the shelf.
Verbally and physically abused during her adolescence,
no one to talk to, no one to tell she needed help.
Elisa was never able to express the true emotions of her essence.

Eventually, Elisa ran out of things to say.
Prayed and asked God for his blessings
as she planned her escape, it felt like the only way.
All her life she dreamed to be a dancer.
An entire family ridiculed
the meaning of her life. Elisa was desperately looking for an answer.

Elisa packed her dancing shoes in a bag and decided to jet,
leaving behind a note explaining the reason for her escape in a small stanza.
Upset, she cried until sentences on the paper were soaking wet.
Elisa leaped out her bedroom window and ran after a dream,
catching her breath, she stopped and stared into a sunset.
A love for dancing, many cannot understand what that means.

Left her family knowing
her soul might come apart at the seams,
Elisa never looked back, she kept going.
Elisa took a chance,
into a famous dancer she kept growing.
Her star now shines bright under the darkness of staged night. Elisa will forever dance.




Taken From
Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa
17-24
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Comprised of works from:
Life, Weather (First Collection of Poems Written At Age 17) (Not In College)
A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of The Year: A Poetic Diary (Written Between ages 18-19) (Stint at Suffolk University)
Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
Almost Forever (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
A Mosaic of My Mind (Written at Age 24) (Beginning Emerson College)

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