Photo Challenge #21 “Cardboard Angel”


Image: Sarolta Ban

False, flimsy, fragility

That’s what you are to me.

Promises undelivered

Hopes dashed, I am floundering.

That’s the cardboard aspect of you

A brittleness, of little substance

A pretentious mongrel

Who temporarily gives in only to fool

Then strikes again with power unreserved.

I hate what you have done

You taken from me all I hold precious

And with malicious contempt.

Your callousness astounds me

You have robbed not just me

But the love I held above all others.

I see you smirk in victory

Triumphant at my lose

But your victory is fleeting

As we will rise like a phoenix

Vanquishing you to your rightful abyss

For you are as your name suggests

A pain, an irritation,

We will not cower to.


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15 Responses to Photo Challenge #21 “Cardboard Angel”

  1. Wow Michael!!! A definite favorite =) This had some bite!

  2. hpliebekraft says:

    You could have written this about my former husband, the father of my children. He was my high school sweetheart. He became addicted to drugs. I stood by him, even though he was also becoming verbally abusive. I couldn’t bear it when he brought the other women into the picture. That’s when I told him I was through and he needed to leave, that I couldn’t have him and his tramps and the drugs around our children. That’s when he became physically abusive as well.
    Also, you could be writing about depression. That’s a bastard of a thing, and I fight it continually.
    This is a fine poem indeed.
    Thank you for visiting The Netherworld and for your kind words.

  3. phylor says:

    Intriguing poem envisioned by the prompt! Impressive.
    I hope your day gets better!

  4. RoSy says:

    These types of people sure have a sneaky slick way about them.

    I see from the comments that you’ve had a rough day. Hope it got better as the day went on.

  5. mandy says:

    Thinking of you today, Michael, decided to pop in. Glad I did since I missed this latest post. Touches a painful chord that I’m sure resonates with many. Hope today brings sunshine.

  6. I hope all is well Michael

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