Monday, 27 February 2012

Jejune - a poem

In rising arcs of naïve aspiration,
in glowing pride and unbound admiration,
I saw great depths, a new sophistication,
a worldliness beyond imagination.

I framed a peerless man in my mind’s eye;
I gave you wit, decreed your dullness wry.
I sketched the cynic’s smile you’d never own,
described the haughty brow, you’d never shown.

But then. I came to know a different you,
the hidden artificial, far from true;
the depth of intellect I thought I’d found,
a shallow pool of superficial sound.

Your metaphors came clichéd, too simplistic,
a jaded language so far from realistic;
the symphony, a halting, jarring tune
of disillusion found, too soon. Jejune.

14 comments:

"As We Speak" said...

Wow, I guess you told him!

Such beautiful words to convey not such a beautiful message.

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mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Nice wrapping but the package was empty?

Nessa Roo said...

Sometimes, I'm scared this would accurately describe me...

The Elephant's Child said...

And haven't we all been guilty of this? Deciding in our wisdom that someone was something that they themselves had never professed to be. And, sadly, when we see our error it is hard not to blame the person we were mistaken about.

Bobby Stevenson said...

A ballet of words Sharon, all beautifully danced. There is a wonderful rhythm to it. You're a master (or mistress) of all this.

Dicky Carter said...

I love everything you post Sharon.

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Sharon, you are a very good poet! I like this. I wonder if you realize how very good you are with words! Dicky Carter said it, I love everything you post too, Sharon! Wonderful stuff!

Peaceful Warrior said...

Much like Nessa Roo I feel this could easily describe me, though I really don't want to be so self obsessed as to miss the point of life, experiences teach us stuff, I hope to learn. Painfully your wonderful poem describes ego very well, and I think this will be one of those Carly Simon debates for a long time.
Your adoring fan.
P.W.

Susan Cooper said...

WOW!, What a superb poem. That so describe ego gone wrong and all the stuff in between. It is a good reminder to check ourselves at times when we get a little "out there" if you know what I mean. :-),Susan Cooper

Sandra said...

I think I'm starting to sound like a broken record. You have such a way with words. I love your prose, your poetry, your writing. This poem is just, so perfect. The words you string together make such a poignant product. I have so much to learn from your writing.

Lucy said...

This is such an elegant piece of writing Sharon. Really beautiful.

Joe Pereira said...

Beautiful words to describe an ugly subject. Lovely poem Sharon :)

Yumna said...

It flows so effortlessly. I love the content and the packaging :)

Christine Diamond said...

Yes. I just did this to myself. I jumped into a relationship with an imagination of who I thought he was and found out a completely different person. I will try to let love not blind me again. Thanks for your poem.