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Morality Tale


I won’t make this a morality tale,
though I’ve seen the lies,
felt the deception,
all smoothed over
with smiles.

You’ve fed the evidence of disaster
to the fire,
burned it to ash
like your soul.
Better that you had given
your fairy tales
to the flames, instead.

You can bury the truth,
but it will sprout again in Spring.

Have no fear
that I will reveal your secrets.
(Secrets have their own ways.)
But though I do not raise the hue and cry,
accuse, pull off your mask,
I know what lies beneath.
And in the wickedest arcane corners of my heart,
Je suis d'accord.

This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

7 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

wow powerful I love this

May 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM
oldegg said...

Now you set our imaginings loose and we conjure up scenarios for this intriguing piece. I think the narrator is as evil as the subject!

May 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Belva Rae Staples said...

No matter how the truth is hidden, it will be revealed eventually. This is a strong write.

May 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Mia Celeste said...

Wow. What a compelling poem--all about secrets. If this was a story I'd read on to discover what was hidden and how it came out.

http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2014/05/i-read-you-read-everybody-reads-books_8.html

May 8, 2014 at 6:22 AM
Jae Rose said...

There is a great sense of knowing and measure in this piece..i think your choice of end is far more powerful than j'accuse could ever be..

May 8, 2014 at 8:32 AM
Alice Audrey said...

I had to run the last line through Google Translate to be sure that it really did say "I agree" because I have no formal French in my background, but it definitely adds power to the piece. Excellent!

May 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM
ccchampagne said...

So much I can identify with in this powerful write! Great job!

May 10, 2014 at 1:19 PM