Who measures lives that heed ascetic vows
against the shallow lives that sell their souls
and conscience where a humble heart allows
a hope for furtive thoughts a lost love stole.
While nonchalant, the world forgets its birth
and measures value by another god
whose graven gilded form defies its worth -
the glow is hidden by a gold facade.
Now Hollywood consumes the devil's sheep,
the flock who sacrificed their own sad lives;
upon the crimson carpets where they creep,
each posing in their struggle to survive.
The love that's lost for self within the smiles,
is found before the Heaven's holy trials.
Copyright © craig cornish | Year Posted 2018