Word of the Day Challenge #110-Untitled Poem

‘Brilliant.’
‘Saviour’
‘Leader’
‘Handsome’
‘Savy’
‘Sauve’
Lauded
list of adjectives
used to describe
blatant flattery
power grabbed
held on tight
know that to lose
means a loss
ego taking a blow
pushed over edge.
Private armies
amassed upon concrete walls
guns pointed
at masses of public
calling for change
calling for life
calling for equality.
Ignominious
ramble
fantasies built
delusions fed
time has come
to erase
depraved kingdom.
Televised
chased with more than two syllables
a moron
does you make.
©August 11/20
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Starlet

Tragic
a cautionary tale
for those who will come behind
remember beauty
not as extolled
reality
image seen in the mirror
behold the truth
as seen through the eye of the beholden.
Cracks grow
awash in desperation
grim
pale shadows
flit through the night
scourge of delight
filling ears with hissed toxicity
bringing ego down
shattered malaise.
Adulation
false words
believe in them
easier to fake it
easier to pretend
easier to…..
turn away
hide away
no one ever comes looking
crying smoked tears.
Wrapped in golden tinsel
heralded the next great find
actress of many faces
not a one real.
©Dec. 21/19
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