Details: < fade> = <faded>; <lies..> = <lies.> OR <lies ...> (depending on whether it is a typo or you
want to signify that more is left unsaid)
"Don't believe in people, they will only disappoint you." That was advice I grew up hearing, but never
Your portrayal of your friend is akin to the lambaste of a medieval troubadour.
Even kings were afraid to offend them for fear they would be the butt of humor in cutting satire.
Somehow, I see your purpose as different, perhaps as a means of awakening him to the superficiality
that has taken over his persona. If that is the reason for the poem, I both salute you for trying to be an
agent for good, and wish you luck.
I wouldn't change a word, but would suggest you consider punctuation.