The outward signs of wealth
and social belonging
attracts those vacuous types
in search of foolish things

Talk can be impressive
to those unable to read
between the lines
of your thin veneer

For there under that surface
is a two-headed monster
showing different faces
Color me cynical

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Word Prompts

Stream of Consciousness - Color
Word of the Day - Impressive
FOWC - Vacuous
RDP - Foolish Things

  15 comments for “Duplicitous

  1. July 25, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Powerful stuff and so well written ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2021 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Kristian โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  2. July 24, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    perfect description of our recent times, a global disease affecting those in power, so contagious.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2021 at 7:08 am

      How interesting Gina! I had written this from a very different perspective. I can see now why you would interpret it that way. Such a shame when you think about it ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿ’•

  3. July 24, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    That two-headed monster lurks within us all at times I am sure. Thanks for joining in Christine ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2021 at 7:10 am

      Yes BB, scary stuff! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  4. July 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Great poem, I especially loved that last line. Unfortunately, I think I use that color too often :/

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2021 at 8:04 am

      Thank you so much! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒบ Yes, I tend to use that color a lot too ๐Ÿ˜•

  5. July 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    enjoyed the poem Christine!

  6. July 24, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Perfectly fitting all the prompts. Great writing Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      July 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

      • July 24, 2021 at 6:25 pm

        Youโ€™re welcome

  7. July 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Gee I’m sure I don’t know anyone like that! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

    • Christine Bolton
      July 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      No, me neither! LOL ๐Ÿคฃ

      • July 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm


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