A sad day on the news,
the moneyman accused of vile violence,
the movie star's double life revealed,
the terrorist 's message beyond the grave.
Envied they had a charmed life,
skipping through puddles without getting wet.
Leaving behind victims and broken hearts,
victims that need to overcome calamity,
their desire to survive this day,
picking up the pieces of life.
Sad day on the news, indeed! That poem is almost hopeless. BUT, I'm having a good day, and I can't help but enjoy the picture of the fish! I hope you have a good day today, Ayala!ReplyDelete
...the underbelly of charm. So important to never forget that there are always consequences to thoughtless, unkind and cruel behavior. This penetrates.ReplyDelete
ugh, yeah it is the news...which means entertainment...which means we have to destroy someone...ReplyDelete
So true. I am having a hard time writing about "charmed" with all that's happening, but I'll muster it up!ReplyDelete
Charmed is certainly not always what it seems...ReplyDelete
It's like we're becoming immune to the news - both horrific or good. As always, ayala, you give me pause for thought. Mind you, the latest news is the world ends tomorrow so we don't have much news left apparently.ReplyDelete
I'd really liked to return to being uninformed like I used to be.ReplyDelete
And yet, from destruction can come hope. Maybe that's life, charming us into trying again.ReplyDelete
being uniformed has a certain appeal to it.ReplyDelete
you say it how it is and you write it beautifully
have a wonderful weekend!
Love this line "skipping through puddles without getting wet"ReplyDelete
Money and fame seem to sometimes equate with superpowers. But that power is often temporary.
True. But I guess, in the end Providence does catch up with them and help bring about some form of closure for their victims and for those who had their hearts broken. Nice poem.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Caroline. Have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
Tessa, you did good!ReplyDelete
Molly, charmed is not always what it seems...true!ReplyDelete
smiles,Talon....as Brian would say if it ends it was wonderful knowing you :)ReplyDelete
Brook, I understand.....ReplyDelete
Kelly, life is a challenge and always teaches us many lessons....ReplyDelete
Thank you, Hope.ReplyDelete
I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.
Thank you for your kind words.
Thank you, Mama Zen. :)ReplyDelete
Sara, I have to confess that when I wrote it I loved it as well...it was all depressing except that line....ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mystic Margarita :)time will tell....ReplyDelete
Seems like every day's news brings more sadness of one kind or another. Thank goodness for fluff pieces!ReplyDelete
Thank goodness for fluff :)ReplyDelete
Ugh. Picking up the pieces of life is right! :)ReplyDelete
Living a charmed life ought to compel us to take on great responsibility--but often just leads to selfishness. Sigh. News.ReplyDelete
I can't watch/read the news anymore... for these reasonsReplyDelete
Melissa, the news seems to be a turn off for many but as much as it is discouraging it is also important to be informed. :)ReplyDelete
skipping through puddles without getting wet...yep - but the day comes and then they will get soaking wet...well said ayalaReplyDelete
Well written with few words, but much meaning. Blessings!ReplyDelete
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Well said. The charmed life can swing between the facade and reality.ReplyDelete
oh how we envy what we THINK we see, but only God knows the heart...
Thank you, Claudia.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cynthia.ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Rudri.:)ReplyDelete
I guess we never know whose life is charmed, do we? I'll take my life any day.ReplyDelete
Lauren, I agree with you.ReplyDelete
This makes me think of how we're quick to call a life charmed based on outward signs, without knowing just what they're going through.ReplyDelete
Belinda, true words....ReplyDelete