About Me~, Poetry, Writing

MEPHITIC

~MEPHITIC~

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What malodorous substance do you use,

to cover the lies you tell?

Do you not even notice now, 

the way it  gives off a smell?

It corrupts  everything you touch,

it poisons  the very air.

Wilts away  all the  new life, 

til only  the   old is there.

Friends once caught in conversation,

 can now only hear burnt words.

 Only falsely spoken cries from

fallen dying birds.

I want so badly  to believe again,

 that the words you say are  true,

in this apocalyptic wasteland, though, 

the most distorted thing  is you.

Ruby Jeanette Woods

August 2015

Poetry, Writing

What Lies Beneath~

Original Poem ~ Ruby Jeanette Woods

Whatliesbeneath

Who am I really?

Lover , sinner , saint?

The outward faces that we show,

are only coats of paint.

Everyone goes about  the expected way,

and plays their little games,

never realizing , that they all spread the pain.

The ones we thought that loved us best,

tell the most vicious lies.

And all the time they hide behind

a mask of perfect smiles.

A world full of glossies , and whitened bright veneers

passing by those they deem less worthy,

and causing them to fear.

Left with wondering what we did,

to make them feel such disdain?

People we once trusted,

now just  turn the other way.

False friends , and broken vessels,

is all there is to say.

Whited sepulchers on the outside,

inside death and decay.