When Boredom Breaks

**This is not indicative of anything that I am going through. It is what flowed from my fingers as I began to type.**

When first we met

I was blinded…..

by your sweetness

by your tenderness

by the words you spoke to me.

As time did pass

I began to feel uncertain.

Small things began to bother me….

the snide smiles

the jokes that were not jokes

your friends always near

the laughter that followed me from the room.

Finally I confronted you

I asked what game was this you played?

You hemmed and hawed

assuring me this was true love

but my misgivings grew

doubt gnawing at my heart.

Today the truth finally became clear

when she came to see me

your wife

a bitter smile on her face.

This had been an elaborate hoax

made to make me fall

for no other reason

than a bet made

on a hot summer day

when boredom slayed all.

Picture via: https://quotefancy.com/quote/17628/Steve-Maraboli-A-broken-heart-bleeds-tears

 

 

 

 

Coronation

Photo by Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

They never showed up

to watch the king come down

and take his crown

for it was false.

It sat upon a head so bald

his mouth wide in a clown’s smile

rivulets of black mascara

tracking down his cheeks.

One group crowded to the front

making it seem larger

for thin it was.

No one wanted him

no one……

but the fools

who capered and pranced

while the king did dance

and an effigy burned in the park.