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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beneath the Violets

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Although he should have know he would get caught
His boundless arrogance encouraged him
He couldn't understand how he got got
Male vanity so often makes wits dim

Desirous of both the sun and shade
Well, you know how that greedy story goes
His rendezvous deep in a forest glade
He thought it secret but we know talk flows

They both confronted him with all his lies
Dried tears upon their faces cold as stone
Where trust no longer flourishes, love dies
For all his sins, he never could atone

He's buried in their yard beneath the lawn
The violets now grow brighter since he's gone.

22 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the closing lines to this beautiful piece :D
xoxo

Gail said...

Loved the ending! A well deserved rest?

Hannah said...

Yes, talk will always flow...of that we can be sure!! I love what you did with this especially the "got got!"

Outlawyer said...

Oh dear! I feel rather sad for the guy buried in his lawn! Thanks, Lola. k. (Manicddaily)

Isadora Gruye said...

Oh...what a delightful tale you weave. Great take on the prompt. viva la

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wow, another tragic tale! One of several I've read so far. What is it about this prompt? :)

De said...

LOL! This made me laugh. With sadness, of course. I did not expect that ending. Perfection.

brudberg said...

Delightful way to tie it up. I have a feeling that it was deserved... Finally useful as a fertiliser.. Yes it seems we all weave tragedy from these words.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Desirous of both the sun and shade...

Therein lies the fate of many a young man!

This was great fun, LM. (I also went with atone - tone alone flummoxed me.)

hedgewitch said...

I believe this is the story that originated the phrase, 'what goes around comes around.' Some people just don't understand, and they never see the price ahead to be paid. Love the ending here, LM.

Fireblossom said...

"How he got got"! Oh I love you, Mousey.

Helen said...

Oh yes .. A feminist sonnet!! Me likes.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is awesome!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I grinned all the way through this.......especially the violets now growing more brightly. Men are not faring well in our poems today, LOL.

debispoems said...

Love Love love it

Margaret said...

The last stanza just slays me! I will always ponder bright violets from now on... ;)

R.K. Garon said...

Wonderful... i did chuckle out loud at the " what doesn't kill you..." poster/graphics
ZQ

purplepeninportland said...

Well, at least something beautiful will come out of it. Excellent tale, Lola!

grapeling said...

so - they caught him, then drew and quartered? seems fair enough, the duplicitous bastard ~

rhymeswithbug said...

Perfect. Loved the ending!

Helena said...

Another mousy success!

Jinksy said...

Hohoho! What a dire warning! LOL