Take a Bow

There is a darkness here
Within the light
Which soaks the dressing
In a way
I can't ignore

A fortune's fool
As I tip toe thru the void
Wrapped in my cloak
Of indignation
The required distance
Covered
The result
A deconstruction

Tell me something about
Rebirth
And the innocence you claim
From the death of self
Look around
Haven't you been here before

We are all pretending
Actors, both good and bad
Until a slight, a push
In your direction
Gives me an excuse
To do this
All over again

Go ahead, take your bow
Revel in the thunderous applause
Then take your retreat
Back to the confines
I've constructed for you
Until the next time
Your facade
Is of need

theater

68 thoughts on “Take a Bow

      1. Ohmygod! That’s terrible!! Trolls! I love your writings. And a lot of other people do too. What is the email address it came from?
        I periodically get emails (that google says are fake so I can’t respond) asking if the lover I write about is another blogger. 1) why does it matter 2) it’s none of your business 3) not everything I write is real 🙄 Geez people!

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      2. Mostly people don’t contact me. Probably because I don’t have a lot of followers. But I’ve heard tales…. 🙄 You want me to get ‘em for you? I can be like, I don’t know, your body guard or something LOL

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  1. David Redpath

    This is insightful poetry.
    Discerning, and flowing
    with hidden meaning.
    ‘Rebirth’, just the start
    of a long journey
    to unearth the darkness
    embedded with hypocrisy.

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  3. Beautifully written poem with – to me – a dark and sad feel. The facade is what
    the world will know but what when the curtain is drawn.
    I picked part of one stanza I say a lot:
    ” A fortune’s fool
    As I tip toe thru the void
    Wrapped in my cloak”

    ~ miriam

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  4. A fortune’s fool As I tip toe thru the void Wrapped in my cloak Of indignation The required distance Covered The result deconstruction

    Absolutely love this part. Ive worn this cloak many a times. Desconstruction. Death of self. Love this. We got through it many times. Love the title

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