by Milly Hayward   Nov 22, 2021

Beauty doesn't guarantee all things good
Nor happiness laid on an open plate
Decisions made not often what you should
Can end all in a devastating fate

Splendor rarely shows us a bitter heart
Though ugliness may rage unchecked inside
Blackened defiance has become an art
When betrayal becomes the standard ride

Yet still there is a treasure you've unseen
For never is one cast completely grey
Though often trapped by sins of what has been
In a position you're not forced to stay

So look now from your future destruction
All seen is not yet lost or stripped away
It's your decision and safe deduction
That will ruin or save your life this day


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  • 1 year ago

    by Walter

    Beautifully written Milly and very fitting to the picture prompt you mention below :) x

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Hey Milly,

    Still producing your rhyming 'meanings of life' : )
    we have so many decisions, but still one path in the end.
    I hope you are well

    • 1 year ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Hi Michael :) Health up and down on daily basis as usual. This poem was written for a picture prompt. A beautiful lady in evening dress sat on a building shelf looking miserable. Behind and above her angels looking ambivalent, below her demons and skeletons trying to pull her down. So I figured she had a decision to make :)

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