Glamour Psychosis Poem by M.J. Lemon

Glamour Psychosis

Rating: 5.0

There is a long journey
that can be taken
standing still
For years one wakes each day
in charge of a company or a pack
ordering about the staff
making decisions
some with a soupcon
of well calculated derision
At the top there is
the glamour associated with
being the wolf that eats not
only first but also the
fur of all rivals

Much later on
as time creeps, claws
and advances
to cover the power and brawn
a letting go takes place
but not by the wolf
who clutches at the stolen
prize with the few remaining teeth
still waiting
patiently waiting to be
rotted out

It is the people who slowly file away
friends and even family
But those poor laggards who
hesitate you ensnare
or try
with lies, manipulation, deception
You perhaps parade in a gold chain
thinking that alone will bind the prey
How vain

Richard Wlodarski 10 May 2022

M.J., you're back with a bang. What a poem! One of your very best! Welcome back. Great to see you back in action.

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M. Asim Nehal 11 May 2022

Profound poem my friend. Nicely written 5****

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M.J. Lemon 12 May 2022

Many thanks, fellow poet!

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 11 May 2022

A Wonderfully Bravo! MJ

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M.J. Lemon 20 May 2022

Much appreciated, LeeAnn.

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'Vain' is the right word for people who carry it like a jewel full of illusion. Top score for the glamour psychosis.

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So good to see your poem today, dear Mark. As always, your poem is brilliant with deep insight into psyche of man and his deeds.

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M.J. Lemon 12 May 2022

Thank you, Geeta. I am grateful for your reading of this verse.

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Jason 11 May 2022

You are wasted on this pathetic site. Brilliant poetry my friend.

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M.J. Lemon 12 May 2022

I am speechless. Thank you so very much, Jason.

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