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Bernadette and Juliet

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Bernadette and Juliet

Bernadette and Juliet

Alone, alone in her mind
as she sleeps comfortably
now alone permanently
as she drifts away un-noticed

Was it Bernadette or Juliet
that flew away
as the designer was given 
a one thousand gun salute

As the glittering buttons
of a non-existent dress
grabs many headlines
allows many excuses to forget

So the role models fling their false tears
not speaking to, not noticing
the unplanned photographers, 
Tv cameras that the PR people sent

As our models of hope 
are wrenched apart
their love still untouched
by the ravages of the real? world

And all that is left is a world
that can't look smart, that will find 
something else to pay ten grand for
in a world with one fewer true love's passion

Copyright © Gareth Heslop

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  1. Date: 10/1/2009 7:52:00 PM
    a life is priceless never can there be a price tag on one great write..................kate

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 5:19:00 AM
    Gareth, thank you dear friend for sharing your heart with us today in your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 1:18:00 AM
    Apologies for the poem. This poem was written years ago after Versace had died and because he got numerous pages written about him in the newspapers but a girl who fell in love with somebody across the religious divide in Northern Ireland only got 2 lines in a newspaper. I think you are correct. The product of a work of passion is worth more than money.

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 7:42:00 PM
    Gareth, this poem carries special meaning for me as a dress/costume designer. My creations might not make headlines, but they have brought smiles to friends' faces. The last verse is terrific. The product of true love's passion for design is worth far more than 10 grand. The real rewards are watching people enjoy the creations. Straight to my favorites this one goes. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 3:20:00 PM
    Hey Gareth... Nice Poem Story... Is it about a real person... Sometimes I'm so out of the Loop, I don't know who's gone from the world... (smile) Anyway nice poem and yes true sentiments... We do live in a superficial world ... Good Write MoonBee