Offstage



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How sad

My only beauty

Splashed ink on some page

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Pretty

Word woven wishes

On a gilded stage

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Portrayed

In perfect spotlight

Ideal image made

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Backdrop

Hides unattractive

The real not displayed

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The words

Just a reflection

Of whom I wished be

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In hopes

Repeated enough

I, too, will believe

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Professed

As if given truth

They are barely me

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The truth

Words the only thing

Of beauty to see

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Comments
16 Responses to “Offstage”
  1. beth says:

    words are real

  2. It was a tough decision to click the “like” button. I certainly like the format and style of this poem, but I don’t like what I interpret as its meaning. You are SO MORE than your words on paper!

  3. Oh, I love this. So beautiful and so cleverly done. Do I detect pain?

  4. So true, and said so well. The precise word, the perfect time and place. Lovely my friend!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    I wish I had words of comfort, as I deduce some heaviness weaved through your words, just know if there is anything at all I can do to help carry the weight, I’m here.

  6. I read this poem quite some time, it does have a sense of dejection while no doubt it’s a beauty as all of your other works. Not sure what’s that hidden feeling you described Brad, but I did feel a bit reading this

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You always see past the obvious and into the heart of my words. It holds a lot of feelings but I am not sure one is predominate over the others. I think each reader will find their own meaning behind the words. Thank you!

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