collateral damage


The day of reckoning
lies upon the horizon,
It glistens, a beacon
A flickering reminder.

What will you say when it comes?
All life's guilty pleasures are owing
The sprouts of seeds of lies sown
Scream of shame twisting like vines

Caught in the tendrils of fast thrills
Hung up on barbs of soiled truths
Drowning in the sap of false flattery
Irked by hairy escapes from battery

Ask your self now what you will be asked then,
on that glimmering day of reckoning when,
every guilty truth exposed, tendrils and vines
Hang on it just that little bit and think in kind...

Pruned, and striped bare, scales leveled
Was it ever worth the cost of what it can bring
That when revealed is discovered the loss?
wish you then first to count the damage cost?

Too bad it was just a glimmer in your eye.
And one day that glimmer will hang you high.

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Daniel-59's picture

The One Thing I Won't Do ...

The One Thing I Won't Do ... Is be a Hypocrite !
I lived between right an wrong but I did what I thought was Right!
I'll have to See how the cards play out after that
An Hope Who ever is in charge , has a sense of humor an understanding Mercy ?? Who Knows ....~ DD ~

Every story-teller bends the myth to his own purpose. that's why a Hero has a thousand faces

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ha ha,

You mean whatever's in charge double D if science has its way were amoebas in protozoa. I just hope I'm on the good side that has fun every once in a while. Me I've been a hypocrite I think we all have been unwittingly at some point without realising, bit yeah hard times demand some recompense... Problem is its not a hard and fast rule! Ripped off... Seems the norm in life that's why reincarnation is such a rational and sensible idea ;p HugSS ;)

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ยก$&am