Masquerade

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Lost in this masquerade

as snarling beasts howl at dawn

Truth sings a sharp serenade

 

Small and scarred, I stand apart — afraid

wishing I didn’t see what I saw as battle lines were drawn

lost in this masquerade

 

Social graces serve to further this charade

conventions dictated by a crooked echelon

still, truth signs a sharp serenade

 

Humility fails those falsely portrayed

as warriors of light, justice, and brawn

lost in this masquerade

 

I’ll whisper when lies are conveyed

I’ll refuse, I’ll reject this role as pawn

Truth sings a sharp serenade

 

The game is changing, gone retrograde…

took a moment to catch on

No longer lost in this masquerade

Truth sings a sharp serenade

 

photo: Pixabay

 

prompts: #MarchPen, #WrittenRiver, #TuesdayChatter, The Sunday Whirl – wordle 341






6 thoughts on “Masquerade

  1. This is an amazing piece. I love the ending!

    “The game is changing, gone retrograde

    took a moment to catch on

    No longer lost in this masquerade

    Truth sings a sharp serenade”

    Thank you for visiting the cafe. Reblog

    Liked by 1 person

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