Photo Challenge #66, The Waiting, June 23, 2015 – The Ruse

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Image: Zemotion

Images flood by me

Nothing is lasting

You came and went

I stayed and wondered.

Dark haired and mysterious

A living cliché almost

You played with me

Left me bereft of feeling.

You descended on me

Swept me up in arms of hope

Had your way, played and stayed

Left me wanting more.

I understand now about shadows

They lurk and smirk in corners,

Compulsively magnetic and alluring

Invisible emotional lures.

I spent my trust on you

Saying all the things

Days spent hopelessly spell bound

But a ruse, nothing more, you sap.

My life you sucked away

A man of no substance, no worth

In the distance you look back

And vanish round the final corner.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/photo-challenge-66-the-waiting-june-23-2015/

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9 Responses to Photo Challenge #66, The Waiting, June 23, 2015 – The Ruse

  1. You came and went

    I stayed and wondered.

    And I love the part about understanding shadows as well, gorgeous and poignant writing Michael

  2. DELL CLOVER says:

    Oh my that’s intriguing, alluring indeed.

  3. mj6969 says:

    A very haunting response to a prompt = photo that is equally atmospheric and yet beautiful. Lovely images here – words as painted by you Michael 🙂

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