Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 28

PA prompt: Life without ________

Life Without Temptation
(Why unrelenting emotion is evil )

The sycophant crept into your life
a slithering snake
unrelenting.
Cleopatra’s mesmerizing spell
evil
this adulterated charm coiled
around your weakest link--
emotion.
Squeezing, depleting
putrid poison spread like the plague
false ideas, seduction and lies;
brainwashing, abusing
naked naiveté.
Why
did you take the bait
as your loving family
watched from the bushes and cried?

@laurie kolp

4 comments:

bttrflyscar said...

oh my, haunting...

Kim Nelson said...

We must all beware the sycophant, mustn't we.?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I know this feeling! So well done, "as your loving family watched from the bushes and cried".

haikulovesongs said...

i agree ~ quite haunting.