Today’s prompts at Three Word Wednesday are
she walks over treacherous
waters dark and deep as
the demon wind whips her body
with efficient, immoral intent
but her balance is sure
and her journey a calling
eyes, heart and mind are
focused to optimize her
crossing through the banshee wind
with truth as her ally
and perseverence her confidant
she will reach the shore
of the rising pure sun and
she will be vindicated
9 thoughts on “Duplicity”
Truth is a strong ally and perseverance sometimes the best of confidants.
Love “efficient, immoral intent.”
I like that she will be vindicated, in the end. After a treacherous journey. Nice.
very fantasy-like..brings to mind Liv Tyler in the Lord of the Rings – don’t know why – you don’t say anything about robes, but I’m sure she’s wearing them.
Vibrant imagery – your words and style in this piece are wonderful!
I was fascinated by this but I didn’t understand the title as it relates to the poem.
I loved the image of a banshee wind … although it did repeat the word “wind” from the first stanza.
This poem makes me want to know more about the woman … if it *is* a woman and not some sort of force, like truth.
Thanks for all of your great comments – it’s interesting read the varying impressions.
This is a poem about a woman who was betrayed by someone she thought would stand behind her. Hence, the title. But the story is far from being over….
I get a ‘timeless’ feeling reading this, timeless in the sense that it would be hard to date it. Excellent!!
Thank you, Andy. I like that notion! Your American Sandwich looks interesting..maybe I’ll play.
this gave me a feeling of strength and conviction. I love when that happens! great imagery, and nicely written. thanks! -Meg