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Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
by mitch
Originally published on March 18, 2016 in Poetry        


Another failed romance when I was a sucker for an angel/devil in red stiletto heels…


Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
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Hours slipped beneath the sunlight
Of a wine-soaked afternoon
I lost my mind in a blood-red kiss
Yet her eyes were as cruel as the Moon.

My moth-winged words soared sunwards
Now they’re drifting down in flames
Our passion draws the children
While parents play their childish games.

The fire creeps across my skin
As cool-hand Alice draws me in
But she’s a devil in those
– red stiletto heels        
Alice is out walking in those
– red stiletto heels:

Up and down my spine! oh yeah!

Ghosts slip through the twilight
To the cafes, clubs and bars
We lost ourselves in that blood-red tide
Yet her eyes were as distant as stars…

My moth-winged words head homewards
As a blackbird’s broken tune
Our passion sears the heavens
To form a halo around the Moon.

Every night brings a carnal sin
But cruel Alice just draws me in.

But she’s a devil in those
– red stiletto heels        
Alice is out walking in those
– red stiletto heels:

Up and down my spine! oh yeah!            

Well – hours passed beneath the stage-lights
Of an early evening show
I lost my mind in our blood-red heat    
But her eyes were as cold as the snow.

My moth-winged hopes soared upwards
But she shoots them down in flames
We’re making love as she calls me
By a thousand strangers’ names.

Heart beats as loud as thunder
Alice smiles as she draws me under.

But she’s a devil in those
– red stiletto heels        
Alice is out walking in those
– red stiletto heels:

Up and down my spine – oh yeah!

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© 2015 words, instruments, vocals
and music by Paul D.E. Mitchell
Copyright PRS protected

© mitch (pdemitchell on OLD UKA)

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Archived comments for Alice in Red Stiletto Heels


Mikeverdi on 19-03-2016
Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
Fantastic, you had me with the first verse. As poetry it stood alone, if that had been it I would still have rated ten.

Mike

ps I've come back for another read, please accept my Nomination, I love this.

Author’s Reply:
Thank you for the Nomination, Mike!!!! This was a while ago and we did make love in what we thought was a secluded spot in Cosmeston Park and looked up to find some youngsters staring at us with goggle-eyes through the shrubbery. There was no love there only lust and red stiletto heels – I still have nightmares…. Paul


sweetwater on 19-03-2016
Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
I love all the superb words you have chosen, I could ( and will ) read it over and over. I would pick out some extra special lines but they are all spot on.

This is going into my favs. Great writing :-)) Sue xx

Author’s Reply:
Thank you, Sue. It was quite the affair but it could easily be role-reversed a la fity shades of grey. Not that it was like that, oh no. She was just a cold person moving from one person to another like so many men do. Glad you liked this (pickled) slice of life. Paul


Supratik on 19-03-2016
Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
It's a masterpiece. I like everything about this poem. Supratik

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Supratik on 19-03-2016
Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
I forgot.

Author’s Reply:
Namaste! Thank you so much, my friend! Your kind words are appreciated. I hope you liked the audio. Paul


Supratik on 20-03-2016
Alice in Red Stiletto Heels
Yes I heard. Splendid!

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