Monday, September 6, 2010

What We See

The toast of town they were called,
They are a match-made-in-heaven,
The ideal couple,
None was surprised when they announced,
At the end of the festive season they tie the knot.

An idyllic marriage they had,
At least that was what everyone thought.
When she turned up with a black-eye,
Making an excuse; not seeing a door in a blackout,
Much thought was not given to it.
When he attended events, once-too-many times, alone;
Excusing her of having a headache,
Seeing her a day later,
Wrapped in blanket clothes with darkened lenses;
Questions were not asked.

When we close our eyes to what is seen,
Pretending what we think is what is real,
We miss the signs.
An idyllic marriage turned out to be,
Nothing more than a charade-in-tresses,
Masking inadequacies, fears, and tears.
Cat-fights, fist-fights and jaded dreams.

8 comments:

seye said...

You've becomoe one of my best posts. GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I LOVE THIS ONE!

Daixy said...

Hun, one of these days, me and yooz gotta hook up for coffee and a good thick slice of chocolate cake. *hug*

I like this. You're so right about us failing to open our eyes. So weird how we refuse to notice what is right before us and wrap ourselves in lies.

Alovelydai said...

We see what we want to...damn shame.

♥The Lyrical Designer♥ said...

Hello there :) i noticed you had visited my blog and i wanted to drop by and say hi :)

relationships are never really transparent until the "honeymoon" phase wears off. unfortunately for some...there isnt a honeymoon.

Tetekai said...

@seye: Shucks, thanks. :)

Tetekai said...

Daixy, i will hold you to that especially the chocolate cake.

We will talk about our vision blindness. :)

Tetekai said...

Alovelydai, it is a shame.

Tetekai said...

Hi ♥The Lyrical Designer♥. Glad you dropped by. :)