Behind the Myth

The myth behind the woman loved by many,
richly layered flavorscultivated to impress.

Miss Popularity, Miss Luther League
years later, a doctor’s wife
mother and choir member too.

Chameleon of many faces.
24 hours. 10 stories.
A runaway drama, no one really knew.

Instability lurked behind her masks
until the show of the week
forever changed her life.

Ripple effect
wider than a tidal pool.

Knife in hand, surge of passion
husband prostrate at her feet.
Murdereress.  A new role.

Impromptu, adlib,
shocked by the script.

Masks-01                            found

Prompts from WP Writing 201:  faces, found poetry, chiasmus. Found Poetry: scissors and newspaper in hand, cut out words and phrases and arrange them in a poem. Words from THE WEEK, September 18, 2015 edition.  Chiasmus: a reversal, an inversion (title to first line).

17 thoughts on “Behind the Myth

  1. oneta hayes October 12, 2015 / 4:10 am

    This shocked me out of my rather inactive reading! I jumped to a re-read to see what happened!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 12, 2015 / 4:19 am

      yes…..shocking it is…….sometimes folks wear masks and when they slip, it is indeed shocking! And sometimes sad too.

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    • lillian October 12, 2015 / 4:20 am

      Wow! I’m on Boston, USA time….very late indeed and was just about to retire. Nice words to retire too. Many thanks!


      • impossiblebebong October 12, 2015 / 4:23 am

        It’s 6:22 a.m. here, didn’t sleep yet. Assignments usually show up here around 2:00 a.m. Have a good night.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. impossiblebebong October 12, 2015 / 4:21 am

    I was so close of doing the same. I chose to go away with just clothes on my back and shoes on my feet. I never regret my decision.

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    • lillian October 12, 2015 / 4:55 am

      Many thanks for the kind words. Twists are always fun to use in writing!


  3. Karen October 12, 2015 / 4:43 am

    Hmm, wonder who that could be ….

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 12, 2015 / 4:49 am

      Yes, well not too many of my readers know the story behind this…


    • lillian October 12, 2015 / 11:26 am

      First time I’ve ever done that! Noted in my journal to try the book spine idea another day.


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