Hard Lessons

Composed 7/14/15
Description: For today’s Daily Prompt: Well, I Never… In which we are describe something we’ve done that we would advise a friend never to do. This is the first thing I thought of. I hope you heed my sage advice.

Life has taught me much, dear friend
In the mere years I’ve been here
I took my trade in people
And I’ve fought some paralyzing fears
I’ve known sickness
I’ve known health
I’ve strolled the streets near poverty
And brushed the bushes of some wealth
Admirations I’ve known
And hated I’ve been
Often a good girl
I’ve danced with sin
In the shadows I’ve hid
On the stage I have sung
I have made some good laughs
And hung with my tongue
My life thus far has been a wise mix
Though the best lesson learned I learned at six
While fun those little petting zoos
Don’t stand behind donkeys in an angel costume

The Web

Composed 3/27/15
Description: “… and just watch him hang himself on his web of lies!”

Silk strings trail behind you
To trip and tangle, choke and bind
You think they’re tempting pillows
But it’s just a web of lies

You think you dance on strings unstuck
While we all meet our demise
You’ve not yet had them harm you
But you’re just like us, a fly

You think you’ve entrapped each of us
But the circle only winds
Around each and every place you go
And you’re the one inside

One day when you turn around
All you’ll see is white
It will have blocked us all from view
And you’ll fall, no friends to find

Then you’ll hang, new lesson learned
Despite the skill and time
No good will e’er befall you
When you spin a web of lies