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"Look through the misty fog" --quote by poet

They painted an aesthetic portrait of contentment and prosperity for the outside world. A popular, well-to-do man and wife festooned and held up to a pedestal as an ideal married couple. They were coined a "match made in heaven" by their sizeable circle of friends. Often waving at neighbors behind a picket fence, in front of their gorgeous, newly built cape cod; they live what seems like a fairytale. Ah, the good life! The American dream! All seems happy and hunky-dory between them to casual observers, but it's all an illusion. Their bright smiles, a mask to conceal an awful truth, a beautifully constructed facade. Carefully hidden beneath the veneer of normalcy, two broken people torn asunder by greed and acrimony. There's no love or trust there. A flawed union bedeviled by feelings of insecurity, squabbles over money, crippling debt, to name a few. The state of their affairs couldn't be more imperfect. They live in a house of cards with cracked walls and a shaky foundation. Eventually, their house, their ersatz world, will come crumbling down. Writing Prompt- Flawed - Poetry Contest Sponsored by Constance La France Words used: illusion, mask, facade, broken, torn, flawed, imperfect, cracked Date written: 06/16/2021

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Date: 6/25/2021 4:36:00 PM
Edward, congratulations on your win in my Writing Prompt - Flawed _ Challenge with your excellent poem. Great use of the required words and I like your quote and image, peace _Constance
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/25/2021 6:35:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, the wonderful feedback and congratulations, Constance:-) Most obliged.
Date: 6/24/2021 8:52:00 PM
An vividly portrayed narrative and so true too! Congrats on your win, Edward!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/24/2021 8:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Seeker:-)
Date: 6/24/2021 8:34:00 PM
Your works are really great. This is one of them. Congratulations!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/24/2021 8:58:00 PM
Thank you very much, Christuraj:-)