Your beauty was a lie,
When I heard a djinn’s cry,
Through your teeth she came,
A wisp atop a flame,
On whom I lay the blame.

Your beauty was a lie,
With all my will I try,
To interrogate that moment,
When passion did foment,
Before my eyes hell bent.

Your beauty was a lie,
A catchphrase to belie,
A wretched mouth came unstuck,
Loose-ed charms which ran amuck,
As flower deadens when you pluck.

Your beauty was a lie,
I allow myself let fly,
Hollow words betray cheek,
Such a chill as you seek,
When the ocean greets your feet.

Your beauty was a lie,
As colours used to dye,
And the contours on your face,
Fall apart with little grace,
At the end of the chase.

Your beauty was a lie,
What is that I espy?
A heaving bosom’s pitfall,
Below a banshee’s shawl,
Calls up death who stands tall.

Your beauty was a lie,
The judge’s verdict I defy,
I lost faith in my ears,
And music that endears,
Has realised my fears.

Your beauty was a lie,
What do you imply?
I cannot take any longer,
A brew that’s grown stronger,
The more I did hunger.

Your beauty was a lie,
Prince charming leaves high and dry,
Any maiden that seeks wonder,
Hand in hand before the slumber,
Her dreams torn asunder.

Your beauty was a lie,
I do not wish to imply,
That you should throw away,
An impulse that guides your day,
To kneel down and pray.

Your beauty was a lie,
Oh me, oh my,
Knees high in the air,
Do not reveal you care,
Lest you’re driven to despair.





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