The Secrets of Miss Universe

She holds the mystery of a black hole,

as she dances there upon the stage.

She seems to hold a broken soul,

feels like she's trapped within a cage.

All you see are the moves and sways

of the hips she hides during the days.

She has the beauty of a supernova.

Her broken smile lights in sporadic moments.

She tries to meet her needed quota,

by entertaining each night's dirty gents.

All you see are the moves and sways

of the hips she hides during the days.

She hides the complexity of a galaxy,

as her eyes dart around the dimly lit room.

She needs the sun to her moon, no fee,

a father to her girl and a gentlemanly groom,

but all they see are the moves and sways

of the hips she hides during the days.

Object of Your Affection

She's a supernova, you say?

Buddy, don't you read the signs?

You know you're gonna have to pay,

if you want to see the star that shines.

The skimpy outfits glitter bright.

Her smile is for you, big boy.

The eyes do shine like a summer night.

She brings you men a simple joy.

She pulls you like a black hole;

you can't tear your eyes away.

She spins gracefully around the pole.

Can you tell she does this every day?

Like heroin, you take a hit,

now she's pulled you into her orbit.


A/N: For the second assignment in Creative Writing, we had to write companion piece poems. They either had to be contradictions, responses, or parodies. I decided on responses. The first one is a man that sees a woman, who he knows during the daylight hours and knows how she lives, at her secret job: a strip club. He is talking to himself, since he has followed her to the club and he sees her for the person she is and not the less than acceptable profession. He feels bad knowing she has to do this in order to get by in the greedy world. The second is the club owner telling the man that he doesn't care what he thinks about the girl, he's going to have to pay if he wants to get in and actually see her. Yeah, yeah, I'm not too great at explaining situations, but hopefully you enjoyed the unusual companion pieces. Please tell me what you thought.

-DL