Saturday, January 15, 2011

False Indeed!


A clever ruse! To trick the brain
Into consideration
Of all the falsity involved
In this strange publication!
'That's not purple!' the brain cries out,
'I must take a closer look!'
And, thus, the smart designer
Makes us open-up the book!
My guess is the subject's 'Royalty'
Or something of the sort,
For isn't purple a colour
They use a lot in court?
The crown, of course, is a give-away,
But see the little figure!
See how he is tiny
But the crown is a great deal bigger!
Someone who aspires, maybe,
And is then cut down to size?
Someone who ends diminished
Although he longs to rise?
The falsity of the colour
Is absolutely vital,
Because it fills us with intrigue......
'What's behind that title?'


The young man returned
After long years away.
His parents
Were going to be delighted!
He ran up the old familiar steps.
And then he stopped!
Where there should have been 
Where there should have been
Where there should have been
For a moment he stood nonplussed,
Not daring to go further.
A passer-by called out
'Pulled down five year ago, mate.
The owners died.'
The young man returned to his car
And drove away.


Julie said...

Hah! I lived on The Hill while teaching at Waratah West in 70 - 71.

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent book cover, Brenda! Love black and red!