A Flippant Laugh
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One or more verses with a rhyme scheme of "abba" (that is, where the first and fourth lines, and the second and third lines rhyme).
If I insist on playing grownup games
I have no right to quibble when I lose.
For though love's rules can easily confuse,
smoldering embers don't equate to flames.
Innocence is a precursor for pain,
like a moth, I'm attracted by your flame.
And though it burns, I crave it all the same,
knowing full well, you thrive in the fast lane.
Unskilled in the art of unmasking lies
it was easy to believe yours were true.
And thus, trust must share some of the blame too,
for love's abrupt end came as a surprise.
My heart drowning within a pool of tears,
I suddenly feel unable to cope.
And blindly balancing on life's tightrope,
hope's possibilities morph into fears.
You walked away without looking back,
with a flippant laugh that seemed so cruel.
And sobbing like an adolescent fool,
my ego fractured and began to crack.
Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2019
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