Grace (A Silhouette ... A Distinct Witness To Fame)

Grace (A Silhouette ... A Distinct Witness To Fame)

A Poem by Orlando G Gonzales III

From the collection "Saldado Instrúyete”


Given to reconcile poverty with tension

redesigned to attract a new definition of defeat,

the response “…I followed to recover”

proved sweeter to his guests than the emergence of Grace

“a silhouette … a distinct witness to fame”

taken to light,

presenting withdrawal as beauty

retained by the loss of blood and the failure of satin

to alleviate pain usually sought for attention.

“SHAME” (he repeats),

to dispute tonight’s tears -

tonight’s likely opponents

to tonight’s prevailing veneer,

employs the crowd as the ploy to destroy her will to retreat …

… to survive as his starlet.

Copyright © 2009 by Orlando G Gonzales III

from my collection

“Saldado Instrúyete”

Visit my blog for further selections from recent poetry collections.

© 2010 Orlando G Gonzales III

Author's Note

Orlando G Gonzales III
Interpretations are always welcome

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Heh, I'm not even sure how to interpret this -- if I remember to, I'll read it through a couple more times and get back to you on it.
It's very well written, and the flow and evidence of a deeper meaning are definitely present.

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Orlando G Gonzales III
Orlando G Gonzales III

Los Angeles, CA

Orlando G Gonzales III is the author of over 20 collections of poetry, including "Untitled" & "M". His highly anticipated forthcoming collection, "Saldado Instrúyete" will be available in Dec.. more..