Treasure Island

Liliana EL.


You Know


The best of days are still at fault
The worst ones still do shimmer

The best of people do have flaws
The worst just shine and glimmer

The greatest pets are loyal
But the worst don't run away

The dead and emotionless
have been forced, condemned to be this way

The glossy ones are superficial
Their lives are just too fake
Or maybe they're just trying to escape reality

The famous explorers, Conquistadors
Demon, devil, angel the same

The court preaches justice
but judges at grand distaste

The sun we bathe in
How we glow
How it harms us with its rays

The ocean we love
The breeze we take
How they salt our wounds and throw sand in our face

The cookies we grab
The cakes that we bake
How extra calories are nightmares these days!

How the perfect fit isn't money or ways
Origins, cultures, preferences, games
Today it means perfect in every which trait

How looks can be sexy
cute, beautiful, large
gorgeous, graceful, elegant, scarred
Such precision in word choice

Aren't we all driven crazy
All beautiful, lovely things
Suddenly cold, grey, and hazy

They say pink is gold
And gold is pink
But pink is black
And black is a sphinx

Or rather a crow on a dark autumn day
Or your favorite little dress of yesterday?
Or maybe a panther in the foreign swamp, exotic savanna?

Clearly, black is not gold
But then, hey you never know

Reminds me of some points in history
Oh yea, that's right
Slavery

So when your life seems too simple or rather too much
Pick it apart
Ponder
As such

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013

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