Treasure Island

Rick Elpers

(12-24-54)

A False Love


I once believed that love 
however lasting
Brought into the light
was true
I now realize false intentions
carry so much illusion
they can be hidden 
under the cloak of a pretty face
That with time and betrayal
lose the suppleness of truth 
Eaten up by a naive soul
cleverly  mistaken by
a withering heart for one vibrant 
and loving hope

Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2012

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  • Heather Wilkins (11/11/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    love surely can jerk one around and teach him many of life's lessons. It can be sweet and it can be cruel. But a lesson well leaned. (Report) Reply

  • Nancy Handabile (9/20/2012 9:18:00 AM)

    I love it especially this line

    That with time and betrayal
    lose the suppleness of truth
    Eaten up by a naive soul (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (6/22/2012 3:26:00 PM)

    Fabulous philosophical write, which is a mild and honest vent, so refreshing its not weepy...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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