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  Platonic Masquerade
by Gracie C. McKeever
Sunday, February 09, 2003
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From poetry collection "now you tell me" (c) 1997 by Gracie C. McKeever

(c) 1994 by Gracie C. McKeever

In the wings and shadows, stealthy
aggrandizement and self-promotion
an effusive wealth of kindness and
your flattery knew no bounds

Perhaps this magnanimity
should have been my fist clue

Months and years flew by a whirl
and flutter of fraternizing and growth
years, a blur of needed self-discovery

Evolution – buddies to pals
companions to friends –
a relationship doomed to extinction

You buried your hidden agenda
beneath a well of wish-fulfillment
My own was entrenched in a ditch
of ignorance and denial

As Helen Keller I danced through
the phases of our affiliation
unencumbered by guilt, oblivious
to your needs and desires
unaware as I stumbled and tramped
upon the soil of emotional mine

Fortitude and tolerance waned
floated away on an ebb tide of
frustration and unrealized hope
and promise

Exploitation and self-indulgence
the foundation upon which we built
the shell

Destruction and release a forgone
and welcome conclusion

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Reviewed by D.T. de Bruijn 4/29/2014
This is real. It is very tempting to love someone you're not supposed to love. It can only end in failure. Very well written, I guess from experience.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/10/2008
Reads as if it is a play. It is surely a good play on words. The ending is not a happy one. You write different stuff than others but it all comes from your heart and soul and is a joy to read such profound writes. Well done writes too.
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 1/2/2004
This is a very sad story. I hope it isn't autobiographic.
Reviewed by Rita Hestand 6/22/2003
Some very profound wrods here, Gracie! Thought I'd drop by and see your stuff.
Good work girl!
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 4/3/2003
Well done, I salute you in retreat..
Rodney Evan Bohen
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 2/10/2003
I loved how you chose the comparison using Helen Keller. That says so much without saying no more. You must have worked on this poem a lot to bring it to this point; where it is so well written. Very well done. Bill Murray

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Bouncer's Folly

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  8. You & I
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  13. Never Knew Your Name
  14. Taking it Slowly
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