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Lying Eyes

Lying Eyes

As this day begins with moody grey skies
Dark thoughts of you filling me with such dread
Remembering your words and lying eyes
As you lay sleeping in this wretched bed
How you have torn this life of ours to shreds
What lies will you speak to me on this day
For I already know you did betray
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Hubeny is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
He has prompted us with a seven-line poem and
says that if we like we can write a Chaucerian stanza,
a seven-line poem in iambic pentameter with a rhyme
scheme of ABABBCC.  Or just write any
seven-line poem.  I'm up for the challenger so I chose
a Chaucerian stanza. My first one!

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did not come easy
She fought hard
for what was truly hers
Stolen from her
with his lying words
feeding her ego
Promising a fantasy

She could not recall
When it happened
One day he had control
and he ruled her world
Her voice stolen
and thoughts buried deep
unable to share
This the beginning
of her downfall

Increasingly taciturn
she allowed him
to become her mouthpiece
She cooked and cleaned
and wore what he chose
Her once professional
appearance now quaint
She had become his slave
Reaching a point of no return

Inside her silent anger raged
What had she become?
A shadow of her former self
Until the day she found
her strength
and voice
Reaching out to those
Who could help
free her from the cage

Reflecting on her bondage
She pondered the cause
of her personal plight
Her heart had made the decision
Her brain, the excuses
Her head finally argued
and liberty became hers
Now she flies solo
Never again a hostage


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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