Ruth Walters

The Actress - Poem by Ruth Walters

She mouthed the words ‘I love you'
behind pink, cupid lips

She whispered softly to his ear
without a single slip.

No spark ignited in her heart
or, slanting, knowing eyes

She played her part, endearingly,
to tempt and to entice.

But when the morning sun rose up
with clarity and light

she fled into the ether
with his money and his life.

What's more, tomorrow night
at 8, she'll do it all again,

then take her curtain calls
upon a floodlit stage.

Comments about The Actress by Ruth Walters

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/24/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    very good poem, heart touching. thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 24, 2013

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