Safe Place

Safe Place

A Poem by Alisa Js

there is no net to safety
no refuge from pain and horror-shows 
regardless of how you try to sugar coat,
obvious still lives
in spite of oblivious

how could I have been so foolish 
for so long
believing everything would work out just fine
among sunshine and skipping stones,
happiness forevermore

what a lie!

so many agendas
not enough heart
only empty vessels
smiling through their emotions,
masking serious threats

those threats, I've heard them all before
promising never to return
only to come back
one time 
it would be different
truth would prevail
yet, somehow  

reason and reality walked out 

starting again without warning
and I'm back in the same place
times two,
hidden agendas never lie
when finally exposed to the truth...

© 2017 Alisa Js

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Same, people/lovers will be your friend but have their own secret agendas, they smile at your face as you become witness to a death smile, coworkers, bosses, lovers and even friends who pretend to be friends to steal your husband, it happens, but if it can be stolen away so easily it wasn't worth having in the first place.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Thank you, Kay and Jacob...

Wishing you both a Happy New Year!!

Posted 9 Months Ago

i had to find a safe place after my last marriage...hidden agendas galore...and oblivious me...

i relate.

Posted 9 Months Ago

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This is nicely written! I especially like the lines "obvious still lives/in spite of oblivious" and "only empty vessels/smiling through their emotions,/masking serious threats". The way you split the stanzas goes well with the transition of thought.

Posted 9 Months Ago

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Added on December 27, 2017
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Alisa Js
Alisa Js

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