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Beautiful Liar

The Labyrinth

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Beautiful Liar
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A Challenge by Randy Baker


I yearn to believe you, beautiful liar

when you give your assurance that I will survive

fanning the flames, desire's ethereal fire

love's sweet serenade, beckons me to your side

a monster created, held captive in your hands

an enigma castrated - the rarest of kinds

willed solely to fulfill your every command

a bewitched, stringless puppet treading delicate lines

your whispers as soft as crushed pristine velvet

my heart beats in unresponsive trance

caught in a Labyrinth, making me forget

as I recklessly cascade through your happenstance

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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Comments (9)

  • Rachel Deeming5 months ago

    Excellent entry, Kelli!

  • Novel Allen5 months ago

    Cascade the heck through those happenstance, love the power here. Take back your power. Heck, yeah.

  • Chloe Gilholy5 months ago

    Beautiful and intense

  • Suze Kay5 months ago

    You fit those words in with such ease! So impressive.

  • This was so poignantly beautiful! Loved your take on this challenge!

  • Grz Colm5 months ago

    Cut the strings! 😁 Nice work Kelli. I have always loved the word happenstance! ☺️

  • But not anymore. I know it's still painful, but 'tis better to have extricated yourself from such labyrinth. I continue to pray that better days are ahead for you, Kelli.

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    Beautiful piece. Well done, as always.

Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenWritten by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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