“Fool” by Christina Knowles

Barren path“Fool”

I wander through a garden

Tall and green and dripping with the dew

The twisting path, the hidden

The way I thought I knew

Petals, velvetly imbue

A facile façade of innocence

But the thorny branch is true

The Judas kiss equivalence

The truth I never knew

The Pathos of pretense

I was fooled through and through

Mired in the dense

Brush, I construe

The twisted path is lost

I fight to make it through

The symbols I have crossed

The signs were always there

The realization overdue

A switchback won’t repair

A road I never knew

I reconnect and reassess

The lies and the true

The despair that I suppress

Is the path I make anew

Through a barren garden

Trimmed a bit too low

I walk along disheartened

For the beauty I forego

–Christina Knowles

Photo: Barren Path | by H. Evan Miller

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4 thoughts on ““Fool” by Christina Knowles

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  1. As always, I admire your gift of rhyme. I can feel so much left unsaid here, but it definitely conveys the anger and feeling of betrayal and disillusionment. Well done!

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  2. Whoops! Just found the ‘Reply’ section! By the way, do you like the old pathway through the garden better or the new one? Honestly only curious, but I really do want to know! :O

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