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Façade – Poem

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Facade poem wolfe butler WB

 

 You smile, you cheer

You meet and greet

You walk and talk

You run your feet

 

You shine so bright

You look complete

You call yourself

The sun beneath

 

What you don’t know

Is what still shows

That your façade

Not only glows

 

For what you think

You safely keep

And what you hide

Your restless sleep

 

Is not so hid

That we don’t see

But shines as bright

As does your glee

 

And looks at us

With ugly truth

Betrays your peace

Destroys your youth

 

And once you find

That pain can’t hide

That nothing veiled

Stays locked inside

 

That pieces fall

From damaged minds

Keeps treasures lost

From future finds

 

You’ll look for us

Those you deceived

And want our help

Like we believed

 

Still on your terms

You’ll search for us

And beg for strength

And lots of fuss

 

But then may be

A bit too late

Who could have helped?

You’ll meditate

 

With no one there

In cold night air

Your truth will call

And steal your fare

 

Because you chose

To just deceive

And share no truth

But tangled weave

 

To keep your heap

Of shattered dreams

And endless bout

With silent screams

 

Your tears will fall

On lonely grounds

No one to hear

Your empty sounds

 

And maybe then

You’ll see the cost

Of that with which

Your lies have lost

 

And those who grieved

To just see you

Will long have moved

Far from your view

 

Because your mask

Of endless bliss

Drives us away

To nothingness

 

So I pray soon

You’ll see your fate

And please change it

Before too late

 

For I am here

Right now I reach

My heart is free

I still can teach

 

But can’t hold on

Without your hand

You need my help

To understand

 

November 11, 2004

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I have been an avid writer and reader since I was old enough to write and read. I grew up in a small midwest community. Now I am most at home in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Getting Home is my debut novel. Others will follow.

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