Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

If Looks Could Kill



It wasn’t the knife
You threw that scared me, it was
The look on your face

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

21 thoughts on “If Looks Could Kill

  1. My wife has the scariest face in the world every time she caught me looking at other women. Hahaha! Just joking… 🙂

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  2. I assure you, this incident was no joke.

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  3. I know… It just reminded me how looks can really kill.

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  4. Yes, they can be very scary.

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  5. Yup… And do veer away from those kind of guys. Better yet, don’t look at their eyes. 🙂

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  6. I think I would be avoiding that person, look or no look!

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  7. We did eventually part ways but it meant untangling a 21 year relationship that started when we were teenagers.


  8. All for the best I am sure.

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  9. Blade, runner. Yikes, DE.

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  10. I have a few dark posts lined up that I’ve been working on. They are a part of my past that fuels who I am now. I feel the need to get them out there, out of my secret darkness as something hidden away. It is as if I give them light I can walk away and move on psychologically or at least dampen the anger.

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  11. I wish I did not understand this poem in ways that I do. I commend you for the steps you plan to take. Yes, bringing them to light will indeed help. Be prepared for the rebuttal from those who do not understand and prepared for the embrace of those who do and care and the loneliness from those who stand by and do nothing.

    Thanks for your like. If you could read my posts Mask- part one and two and then Unmasked. It is a based of what you are about to do and what I did. So much I could share and would love to if you need it. I mourn for what you went through and will pray for you and know you will be well. Though remnants may remain you will come to a point of saying. “It is well” cheering you on in a somber sort and hoping to help any way possible. Be strong because that is what you are.

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  12. Thank you for your kind words. I am sorry you do understand it because that means you have been through it and I would not wish it on anybody. The good news is my situation was in the past. I am in a better place now but I am finding that some of these memories are negatively impacting some decisions I am making now. I kept it bottled up inside and I don’t want to do that anymore. If I understand you correctly, you are talking about the reactions I am going to get based on the poem. I appreciate that. No one can possibly hurt me more than I can myself so while I can’t say I am ready for rebuttal I am strong enough to stay the course on what is best for me. I will indeed check out your posts and thank you for the support.


  13. Well I meant as you unmask yourself. Maybe you have in your life but as my ex wife left me after cheating- and I asked to be able to restore it mind you and was flat out rejected, though I was cheated on- I began to transform and just be me. I knew if she wee to come back I wanted her to come back to the real me not who she wanted me to be. She didn’t and actually disliked me more so. Then when I finally agreed to the divorce as long as we went peacefully. After that and walking with my heart, intentions, soul unmasked. I was left by most everyone I knew. Then two who didn’t leave betrayed me. One hurting me very deeply in the process.

    My unmasked self was looked at with contempt or that it was ill. The could not see that the ingenuous honesty and walking unashamed and soul naked was good and beautiful but hung up on details.

    A lot I could say on that one portion of my life but I found that in just being me I was rejected or left alone by those who I thought were closest to me. Now I have learned to enjoy solitude and when there is ingenuous and mutual love to cherish it more. Most is masked emotion or motives.

    That is one portion. There is much more in the past. Either way as you said it is in the past and made me stronger. Facing the blackness is what helped me heal also. So know you are beautiful right at this moment and brave. Since you are face it all. Whatever your it is and overcome it. Hope you can find some solace and encouragement.

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  14. Wow, thank you. I take your words to heart.

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  15. Most welcome. Heart felt.

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  17. I share your pain, I share your experience, I do not share your bravery in writing about it. I doff my cap – you are inspirational

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  18. Thank you. I am sorry you have had a similar experience. I would not wish it in anyone.

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