Poet Girl # 1

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
~Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Sliding backwards from the start
Before the beginning comes an end
Waiting always to find the pieces
Knowing that the harpies land before it
Bowing before a captured heart
Silent screams mark broken dreams
Whispered words hold deeper promise
Distance keeping my heart's holder away
Honest lies to keep the peace
Loving hands grip wounded throat
And tears slide down tainted cheeks
Meaning to it all is lost in sleep
Foolish desire to mend it all

Smile pretty girl
No one likes a frown
Doesn't matter if you mean it
Time to please the crowd
Lock away your sadness
Play to the world a happy girl
They don't want to see your tears

Smile pretty girl
Fake it for another day
Soon you'll start believing it
Hide away your pain
No one wants to see it
Crumble when no one's around
Pick yourself up in the morning
And smile


Mister GAG December 25, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

Talk of beautiful poetic expression! "Musings" is structured in a divine way and "Smile" so poignant. Bravo, miss Andrea.

Merry Christmas, too! :)

Andrea Leigh December 28, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

Thank you very much.

szlogolept December 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

Beautiful quotation from John Buchan and your writing seems to portray that feeling.

Pennie Varvarides December 31, 2009 at 4:32 AM  

I just love "Silent screams mark broken dreams" what a brilliant line!


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