Monday, September 8, 2014

Deception














Shining beacon in the night
incandescent, phosphorescent
hollow glowing orb of light…
In my quest for something new
I flew to you, drew to you,
in blissful blindness I pursued…
—till ever late, I see the lie:
your brilliant luster misconstrued

© Ginny Brannan 2014

Written for Magpie Tales #236, image provided by Tess Kincaid.
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16 comments:

  1. How sad but well written. We often leap before we leap but maybe the flames will help us remember the lesson.

    Brilliant.

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  2. Oh yes, be safe from harm's way, indeed!

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  3. Love the rhythm of your rhyme here.

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  4. all that glitters is not gold!!...lovely rhythm...

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  5. Pleasantly enticing; well done.

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  6. You've distilled this painful dynamic so wonderfully in your eight lines. Very fine job, Ginny.

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  7. Yes, things are not always as they seem....wise words Ginny. :-)

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  8. Beautifully done Ginny. Form, word choice, everything is perfect.

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  9. I think you captured the light that lures us and the darkness that settles after the shine. This was really well done.

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  10. I like this immensely. Love and Light, S

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  11. …and a warning would have done no good.

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