Monday, December 26, 2011

The End of the Ball


http://www.magpietales.blogspot.com/2011/12/mag-97.html

She parts her lips in a paper smile
it is to late to retrieve
innocence
so she waves and laughs for a little while
other throats to appease
and at a glance
she appears to have it all
but the keen observer
is not deceived
behind darkened lashes
lies a haunted void
of grief and need
silencing the infamous laugh
as she signs off her debt

Janet

7 comments:

  1. I love the 'paper smile'......

    Nicely done! :)

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  2. oh how powerful those last lines are - "silencing the infamous laugh
    as she signs off her debt" - and great "paper smile" too - enjoyed this greatly - nice seeing it at magpie Tales. OT

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  3. Alas, it was too late to retrieve her innocence .. if she ever had it.

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  4. Thank-you Mimi.

    OT, thank-you for this vote of confidence:)

    Helen, you raise a very sad possibility.

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  5. yes, that smile hid the grief

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  6. she would know if she had it all

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  7. Indeed, all is not what it seems.
    Lovely write. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

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