No Glamor in the Desert

In the black and white
times of days past (and not so far away)
glamour was defined by icons
pretending to be perfect.

Small town girls dream
of the Hollywood lights,
while the starlets wish for
nothing more than a simpler life,

but lassos are useless in L.A.
and cattle are not raised in a desert.

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for the image prompt at The Mag

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “No Glamor in the Desert

  1. This really is true. Ambition fulfilled can lead to alteration of the ambition.

  2. gailatthefarm

    What a wonderful piece. .

    Now they parade for all and pretend nothing, bared soul to the world…

  3. Helen

    Great poem … last two lines say it like it is!

  4. kay

    no one is ever happy with their lot!!
    loved your piece….

  5. Kutamun

    Laden with paradox ..i really dig this …thanks mate

  6. Tess Kincaid

    We can die every day pretending to be perfect…

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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