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Chosen Elegance

Lovely;  every space is chosen,

Pieces from all over –

Statues from the Philippines

Luxurious  soft fabric’s summoning.


Here’s an elegant array of

China dolls and crystal clay.

A hint of saffron and cardamom,

oohs… ahhs… reflect it All.


Windows wide, sparkle, sing,

Light floods cold on flawless things.

Jewels that breathe histrionic smiles

Assembled perfectly in matching style.


Silently a crumb is let go,

Oblivious to all that is gold.

Words unspoken in disguise

Enveloping whispers running wild.


Orchestrated by the best

This monument of family’s crest;

This pinnacle of her desires

Will not flex in storms or fire.


No, it cannot, nor will not stay

This masquerade of costly decay.

Although we see through luscious lies,

we play along, avoiding eyes.


But, alas, this cannot last

Crumbs will slide, jewels will sass.

Mindful undertones, ruthless turmoil,

Dark the light, fear the spoiled.


Author’s Note:  This write is for Meeting at the Bar: Critique & Craft at the dVerse ~ Poets Pub, hosted by poet Julie Watkins (Carys) 

Now posted is a revised version of the poem — very helpful pointers and suggestions from Avril Yospa, Gay Cannon, Victoria Ceretto-SlottoClaudia Schoenfeld and all the other wonderful writers below. Thank you!

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