there is nothing
will always win,
the stories are,
of lies go to hide
when we elevate
the truth as it is.
yet we repeat
when we know
we are alive.
so many have died.
i want the truth
to my daughter,
now that i have
lies to dominate.
tired and time
before me. the
truth is in
all i know
It was the role of a Lifetime, but she couldn’t accept.
She passed on the chance with a twinge of regret.
It was clearly off Broadway but it would have run long.
A role some would die for, but the timing was wrong.
It had started one night with a casting couch call
from a powerful man – a slob more broad than tall.
Promises whispered, but would they be kept?
Had the mega- producer enjoyed his starlet?
The review came positive in a ladies’ room stall.
Cinderella was late for more than the ball.
She who couldn’t resist, and then couldn’t complain,
now had a pregnancy she couldn’t explain.
While she thought she might, one day have a child,
surely not with this stranger, this crude pedophile.
A girlfriend loaned her money;she went there alone,
She kept the appointment she’d made on the phone.
Her calves in the stirrups; her heart in denial,
The deed was done quickly in back alley style.
She nearly bled out; it was botched from the start
But the abortionist did manage to still one beating heart.
Just a face in the crowd; not a name many knew.
She had some bit parts then she faded from view.
These days her tale is on everyone’s tongue:
How the wolves of Hollywood devour the young.
Each person is a book, waiting to be touched
to be held open, to be read, to be understood,
because we all pray that we make sense
somewhere to someone.
We are every pen, which has ever bled life
onto a blank page, and we are every page
that has held a memory, good or bad
that has refused to be erased.
Throughout every ruins, through every creation
and every space in between, there is life,
there is love and there are echoes of beauty
waiting to be seen, somewhere by someone.
So love not just with your heart, love with mind
your soul, your smile, with your hands,
love with your laugh, your eyes, your thoughts,
……..love with a touch of compassion.