Thursday, 18 August 2011


Dark stories of scarlet lives and
secret liasons driven
by unfulfilled dreams
and blind self deception

white lies and blackened reputations
told by the ambitious
for the expedient
without a care for consequence

no interest in the gray
of circumstance
or the glare of reality
illuminated by the reversing lights of history

Enamel hides blemishes and
lies that lay beneath
the manicured surfaces
of shining private lives

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Erratic Thoughts said...

Clever use of colors!
very well said about the darker side of life...If only a Ctrl+Z was possible for life...
I loved some of the lines very much:)

sarah toa said...

Mmmm, sounds suspiciously like my own life!
Families are so fraught with juicy material for us writers. :-)
and there the problem begins.
Lovely poem, Mr Hat.

Helen said...

Fascinating words ... when our family gathers (generations of us) I am amazed at what comes up ~ and out!!!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Very fine words - excellently painted.

Anna :o]

Windsmoke. said...

Flowed along nicely indeed. Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could paint out the parts of our past life we regret :-).

Tess Kincaid said...

I really like "no interest in the gray of circumstance"...nice piece.

Helena said...

I like this - felt like a torment of brush strokes in life's colours we fear most! Deep.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

beautiful take.

love your imaginations.

Sharon Rose Thomas said...

I see people are people everywhere.
Excellent writing. Thank you.