PIERCING THE PAINTED VEIL
by Scarlett Ho 6U
Words uncensored of thy exasperated throes,
Onwards my heart thuds with exacerbated woes.
Aloft the veil a painted face of joviality adorned;
Soft cries beneath it an ascendant ambiguity embroiled.
Slowly a crack well preserved by circumspect,
Surreptitiously reveals nuggets of introspect,
Of condemned chagrin, chastisement, chasm;
Mortification overshadowed to a parvenus spasm.
Swords of needles piercing; tears of rivers shedding,
Chords of sympathy of hope like a path threading,
narrowing, closing, concealing to a life harrowing.
Screeching screams, crumbling cries of a life adhering.
With hearts aching by the scarlet hellfire,
By words scorching as if by blades of icy fire;
Send mind bursting with a poignant past-
And all this became the past!