Photo Challenge #194 – The Painful Truth


Image: Jeff Simpson

They said she was a level-headed dancer

Given to exaggeration and deceit.

Aloof and indecisive

a woman of mystery

a puzzle to us all.

She spun us tales of wonder

Of expeditions and exploits

She liked nothing better

Than a crowd of adoring fans.

Her dress was all pretence

The black she wore for show

She didn’t know nor understand

Such things as grief or social mores.

She sat upon a plastic throne

With a pretend crown and a false hope

That her people would love her

For all the love, she never gave back.

They spurned her and spread rumour

Most of it true, they simply magnified each fact

To embellish the painful truth.


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11 Responses to Photo Challenge #194 – The Painful Truth

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    What an interesting character…. who is it? Pray,…tell.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    I like this Michael. She doesn’t know how to be more than she is and she can’t hide her lack of empathy, emotion, etc. from them either. She is whatever evil she is and her people play upon this. I guess to depose her.

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Dictators do take that route. But I guess they know that they are not loved. It drives firther use of force.

  4. -Eugenia says:

    You’ve painted quite a character here, Michael. Well done.

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