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A Web of Lies

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A Web of Lies


Your cloying tales of days gone by,
memories of sugar crystals.
Saccharide words of poisoned lies
shot me point blank from your pistol.

You spin a web of golden beams,
flashing starlight, a laughing face.
With secrets shared and rainbow dreams,
you weave deceit in threads of lace.

Dark clouds of broken promises
cast in the shadows of your smile.
Forgotten deeds and air kisses,
forgiveness tainted with denial.

In time, I know I'll come to forgive.
Though, I only have one heart to give.



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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:20:00 AM

    I love this Rhonda! I can see why it was a winner. Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:40:00 AM

    Very nice!~Tammy~

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:42:00 AM

    Such a bittersweet and melancholy poem, Rhonda. Well done! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 6:10:00 PM

    Rhonda, congratulations with your wonderful win -xox~pd

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:36:00 AM

    Rhonda...Another personal favorite of mine as I too have been entangled in his web of lies!! The ending is divine! Congrats gal! You are back on a roll! gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 9:11:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:47:00 PM

    this is lovely Rhonda, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:33:00 PM

    A great modern sonnet, Rhonda. Love that line about air kisses!! Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:48:00 PM

    Hope you took your heart to save for someone more deserving. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:43:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in Brian's contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:18:00 AM

    Congratulations on the big win, Rhonda! Jag

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 9:58:00 AM

    Congrats on your win Rhonda...lovely poem!!

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:31:00 AM

    Congratulations on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:09:00 AM

    Kuddos on your top win, Rhonda! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 1:50:00 AM

    Very nice... Congratulations on your win... Terry

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 12:34:00 AM

    Rhonda, you did a smashing job with this sonnet!

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:30:00 PM

    thats really good, love it

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 8:03:00 PM

    A beautiful, touching modern sonnet. Nice to read tonight.