Undertow of Untruth: A-Z verses from vintage visages

 Undertow of Untruth

The waters whisper in your head
With words convincing, full of dread.
The undertow may pull you down,
With waves rolled by to make me drown.

Alas, a friend has proved untrue.
She’s not unique in such purview.
The tide will shift. Send her adrift.
I’ll waste no moments being miffed.

A time out cannot fit the bill.
So listen not to shell or shill.
No secrets sleep over my soul;
Her falsehood’s out of my control.

Let us not undertake to boast,
No payback in the uttermost.
Such drama’s not our downward spool
For we completed middle school.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), as well as these prompts:

Daily Post: “whisper”
Meme Express: “undertow” and “unique”
One-Minute Writer: “sleepover”
Simply Snickers: “undertake,” “uttermost” and “untrue”

Public domain photo –
 vintage image

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1 comment:

  1. Great poem! I also love writing poetry, though I have not used it for my A to Z Challenge.