Word of the Day Challenge-Untitled Poem #39

All sit around the table
wondering who they will see today:
the joker…..
the coker….
the screeching maniac
believing that world is about to attack?
Don your makeup
close up will happen at noon.
Lies trip from lips
grimace in place of a smile
glance at the clock
countdown begins……
Finger on the trigger
when did you pull a gun?
Wanton disregard
psychopath you are
Shore up your battle lines
all await your downfall.
Jocular in public
raise your hand
wave the white flag
be kind to all who look your way
when the doors do close
the face comes off
reality sets in
and demons begin to froth.
Sold your soul to the devil
made your pact
ready to pay?
He will be back.
©July 13/19
Picture found on Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

8 thoughts on “Word of the Day Challenge-Untitled Poem #39”

  1. There is such power here, but also sadness. These words could relate to so many, politicians, a few people trying to control a marriage or relationship, a boss at work. The abuse is not simply of power but also the intent to deceive, the two faces, public and private. Very well written 🙂

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