A Solid Foundation Of Lies Poem by John Yaws

A Solid Foundation Of Lies

Rating: 5.0


We built on a solid foundation of lies-
And then it all crumbled, much to our surprise.
I know that I loved you, no doubt you loved me-
But the dreams we were building just never could be.

Like moths to a flame we were drawn by desire-
Like Icaurus' wings we were doomed by the fire.
Regretting the day which first greeted our birth-
In shock and dismay we came crashing to earth.

Our love like the gossamer clouds in the sky-
Brought us such joy, then it caused us to cry...
We stared at the ashes with tears in our eyes...
Doomed by a solid foundation of lies.

A Solid Foundation Of Lies
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 January 2022

Like moths to a flame we were drawn by desire- Like Icaurus' wings we were doomed by the fire.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 January 2022

A solid foundation of lies written with such conviction and strong emotion.......10

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 January 2022

Hearty congratulation John for the poem of the day

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 January 2022

A Solid Foundation Of Lies. A magnificent poem about that. I cite here the concluding lines, very intelligently put: it caused us to cry... We stared at the ashes with tears in our eyes... Doomed by a solid foundation of lies.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 January 2022

Congratulatiions being chosen by PoemHunter and Team as The Member Poem Of The Day. I am very happy for you, dear poet.

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David Wood 23 January 2022

Sad but elegant poem, particularly the last stanza.5*

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Nabakishore Dash 23 January 2022

Solid foundation of lies is sure to crumble.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 22 January 2022

We stared at the ashes with tears in our eyes... Doomed by a solid foundation of lies....superb!

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Chinedu Dike 22 January 2022

Insightful piece elegantly embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. A work of an intricate mind.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 January 2022

Poignant yet beautiful poem of love. Wonderful poetic expressions!

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John Yaws

Gonzales Co., Texas, USA
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