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You left me with a hole in my balloon of awe

You sat diagonally from me

Deeply rooted in your stature

My shared distress

You treated as if I were flea

You sighed and nodded

Pushing all non self-referential concerns away

Not a bit of caring sweat you dropped

Not a moment did you spare to learn of the despair

Not even a whisper of advice

Where was that showy warrior armor spirit?

Where was that all-too-often professed concern?

Where was that billowing outcry for justice?

In that moment

I ceased to believe

I had been charmed by the false hugs

I had been charmed by the flaming rhetoric

I had been charmed by your charade

In that moment

I ripped back the veil

In that moment

I no longer allowed you to wear that crinkled mask

Now your shouts for all to hear

Don’t ring true in my ears

In that moment

I knew there was nothing

But a vast wasteland in your heart

Now I sadly know

In that moment

I knew there was nothing

But an egocentric, inward focused set of lens

Now I see you

For the green-eyed monster that you really are

There is now a hole in my balloon of awe

And I will let that awe deflate as it rightly should

Inspired by daily prompt of brilliant disguise

 

 

Other thoughts:

 

TNKERR-Brilliant disguise

365 days of thank you

My hustle that never quite happened

Thinking Diagonally

Hoodwinked by the wandering poet

Devils in disguise

Chronicles of an anglo swiss

Alien Aura’s Blog

toofulltowrite

 

 

18 replies »

  1. Wow “In that moment I ceased to believe” beautifully written. Bravo.
    I tried finding an email or more proper way to get into contact with you though but couldn’t find anything. But I’m interested to see if you’d be interested in doing a collaboration? I’m getting ready to launch a new page on my blog dedicated to inspiring others and spread the words and messages of some others that are in the same vein of thought as myself (and I’m a psych and soc. major so ya know ) But if you’d be interested in doing a guest blog, perhaps the psychology of travel, or even an interview then let me know!
    Look forward to hearing back from you
    All the Best,
    Jeremy

  2. If I’d gotten around to this I could have saved the 2 posts, sigh…in retrospect I think these are my last awards, lovely, but a lot of time. :)
    I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award. If you accept awards, please accept this with my sincerest regards, if not, no worries, just know that your support and blog is appreciated. While delightful, these awards do take a lot of time.

    http://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/03/15/i-won-the-sunshine-award/

    Thanks. Donna

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