Thursday, October 25, 2012

CCCXCIII - The Façade



Three Word Wednesday invites us to use
three nominated words in a written work.
This week the three words were 
‘dangle’, ‘labour’ and ‘neatly’. 


The Façade

Life is a sham and far from pure;
A terminal illness without a cure
(Four parts chaos and six parts bored).
Heaven is offered as a reward,
Dangled like an attractive cure,
To encourage us to endure
A life spent waist deep in manure;
Never mind what you can afford:
Life is a sham.

We labour on, to help ensure
That no-one sees we’re insecure.
The façade is there, the cracks ignored,
Neatly presented and not explored.
One thing of which you can be sure:
Life is a sham.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2012
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16 comments:

  1. Whew, I don't share the outlook expressed in this poem most days! But then again, on other days.....

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  2. That is a dark view of life there-but a good argument for religion's stronghold.

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  3. Dear J Cosmo, a well written poem but I hope this is not your true outlook on life, sure we all have bad days but there is so much in life that is good. Enjoy it while you're here, there are no guarantess that there is anything after.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  4. Cancer is a bummer.

    Well written.

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  5. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I resemble those words at times...especially around 6 pm each evening when I watch the TV news bulletins!

    I was beginning to wonder where you'd disappeared to, Cosmo...it was a long time between drinks! :)

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  7. It is a facade that's for sure..once you know that you're kind of screwed..but also blessed..jae

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  8. Tough sentiments, for sure. Can't say I agree 100% when it comes to ordinary people, but government is a sham.

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  9. Life can seem a sham and bring us down but if we look really close there are great rewards here too.

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  10. A day like this would certainly make one appreciate the good days!

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  11. a rather pessimistic offering from a generally quite convivial fellow ......

    xxx

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    1. How I felt when I wrote it and how people feel when they read it are seldom the same. I've given up giving guidance :-) but it was a result of the prompt and the rhymes. It is also quite different to the first draft which revolved around 'Life is messy'. I still hold the core theme to be true - we all act out different roles in different arenas.

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  12. Two hours in Melbourne traffic will do this to a person
    :-)

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    1. So very true. How long afterwards can I keep using it as a defense?

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