Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FACADES


The beautiful facades I see,
As I drive down the street.

What secrets do they hold?

Wondrously strong structures,
Lace window panes.

What transparency do you show,
Is that LOVE I see?

You’re not fooling me.

Pain,
Amidst the LOVE.

Storms you weather from,
Families you embrace.

Is that hate upon your face?

Secrets you hold close,
Do I have the courage to see?

Love and Loss,
Weaken you at your knees.

The foundation weathers,
The fa├žade fades.

Wonderously strong structures,
Survive the test of time.

That IS Love I see.
 

18 comments:

  1. You are a beautiful poet...I can envision the words you speak as though a piece of art or a dance...
    Hugs, Terpsichore

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    1. Thank you Terpsichore, I'm so happy you enjoyed it :)

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  2. Just lovely Faerie. Is there anything you can't do. You have so many special talents.

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    1. Don't be fooled, there are many things I can't do. I'm just the kinda gal that's too stupid to give up :)

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  3. Oh, yes, that is lovely indeed.

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    1. I read your latest post shortly after I wrote this. I thought yours was better :)

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  4. Very, very nice! In my opinion poetry should evoke images and emotions....you accomplished both.
    hugs abby

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    1. I'm happy I was able to convey the images in my head through words on a page. It's something I enjoy, but often doubt I do well :)

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  5. Very poetic. Beautiful. How do you do it?

    But, being a very unpoetic and irritating HoH I cannot stop thinking: "She should watch the road instead of the facades!"

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    1. Good point Bas, that's probably why I usually let Musicman do the driving. He's not as easily distracted as I am :)

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  6. faerie this is beautiful, evocative and slightly haunting, a very yearning quality to it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome June. It popped into my head and I just had to express it :)

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  7. Such a beautiful poem, Faerie. Wow.

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    1. Thanks Riley, I'm so happy you liked it :)

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  8. This is so beautiful Faerie! We all need the courage to really SEE all the love that's out there in the world.

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    1. Life requires a lot of courage, at least from my standpoint it does :)I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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  9. Wow!! Just beautiful, your words seem to flow with such ease.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks little one, it might seem like my words flow with ease, but that's not always the case. This time it just worked out that way :)

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