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
Picture via Pinterest

Megalomaniac

With flashing red eyes
drool upon his lip
maddened by the frenzied crowd
he stands upon the dias
awaiting his future.
Disregarding fair play rules
he raged
he frothed
he made secret deals
to undermine the truth
which all were to live by.
Enemies were made to disappear
friends were pulled in close
there is no middle ground
only two groups
one had better pray
should they find themselves
on the Enemy of the State list.
he incites riots
rage for those who disregard
his blatent lies
while holding his hands out for more…..
stroke his ego
make him feel like a god
(note the little g)
time will come when he will fall.
Photo by Victor Rodvang on Unsplash