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Stale Secrets
by Nancy L. Pawley

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

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The quiet room is overcast with longings of insanity
Stale familiar secrets rudely waltz right through my mind
I've lost my moving thoughts, madness leaking untrained vanities
My unwashed face is pale, your penetrating gaze is most unkind

I'm past the point of gummybears, starbursts oozing from my brain
I've glimpsed what lies behind the truth, desperado inklings
Just another clinking part, reactionary's bolted chain
Dispassion reigns in haunted eyes, consumed with black hole tinklings

Inject a bit of poison's magic, evil wrapped in cellophane
Dangerous deceptions, dazzling ballgowns dressed in white
Committing crimes of self-delusion, delirium's henbane
Caked with heavy streaks of mud, disappointing blight

No longer graceful, beautiful, the primal voice invades
Eerie midnight writhings, ruined words and phrases set a new refrain
Harsh deceitful lies, no clapping hands of accolade
Abandoned consummation, just another fawning doe named Jane

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Reviewed by Jim Smith 9/4/2002
I liked the first two stanza, I got a little twisted on the last two. The mind can sure give a wild ride.
Reviewed by jude forese 8/28/2002
awesome poem... excellent images...
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 8/28/2002
Excellent write Nancy! One of ur best...loved these lines:

Stale familiar secrets rudely waltz right through my mind
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 8/28/2002
Excellent poem here! Every word was fantastic! Real talent here!
Reviewed by Larry Skahill (Reader) 8/28/2002
that is an amazing place to be able to look - thanks for showing it to us
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