Phoney Pageantry

Lying in wait, in a state
Dressed for an occasion, no correlation
Best dressed first time for an occasion
Shoes with a spit shine reflection
None to impress for this celebration

Looking good in a Windsor knotted tie
Slam-dunk crowning moment, for once in a lifetime
My moment to shine; no speech, no mime
Dressed to impress, none to interest, a crime none the less

What an occasion, everyone having a celebration
Jubilation! Cessation of a creation
Friends? Relatives? Apathy in them finds kinship
A union made in heaven
In need of care and medication
All they offered was consolation!

Spectacular and breathtaking the view around me
Lavish for self, mean to me, if I could I would flee
Abundance with no need, scarcity their cry, hiding greed
Vacation from this frustration I need, meanness their true breed

Gathering round to pay their respect
Do they really care what I expect?
Expectations and sensations I have no need for
Temptations and frustrations no longer my core
At the end of the day everyone packs up and returns home
Their cars, trims, rims; living like kings
Mansions, apartments, luxury and things

My bed tonight is luxury padded,
Comfort life never presented
The dimensions 84, 28, 23, figures resented
Six feet under where I’ll be celebrating apathy!



15 thoughts on “Phoney Pageantry” by aturmercy (@aturmercy)

  1. sambright (@sambrightomo)

    @aturmercy,this is very deep.The diction invokes imageries that cannot be grasp.Indeed pple attend wedding ceremonies without taking d concern of d bride-groom to heart.Let’s come nd chop!

    1. Thanks Sam, I hear you loud and clear.

  2. @urmercy, this indeed evokes imageries all too familiar to most. One final gift of man to his fellow man…Hypocrisy!

    1. Thanks Dotta. Hypocrisy is one “gift” we can all do without.

  3. Read like rap to me. Message like a jigsaw to me, like i was to connect the dots however i wanted to.

  4. @elly, I’m sorry this didn’t live up to or meet your expectations…you know the saying…different strokes for different folks.

    Hopefully next time around I just might please you.

    I appreciate the fact that you took the time not just to read but comment. Kudos to you.

  5. Once a poem is not clear to me at first read…I dislike.

    1. Kaycee its okay to dislike anything…

      I like the fact that you are brave to state your opinion whatever it may be. The point is you did something. I appreciate the time you took to read and then comment.

      Good or bad a comment is a comment and is valuable feedback into the mind and perception of the reader and their understanding of the message being conveyed.

      Thank you. Your comments are valued.

  6. @kaycee… your attitude towards what comes short of your grasp sour, do you have to. It’s OK to dislike though, it’s a free world!

    To me this is a great poem, read it again and again… in there lies the message for generations to ponder on!

    1. Thanks elovepoetry. Its nice to know someone understand the message being put across.

      God bless u

  7. nice message bro

    1. Thanks louis. I appreciate

  8. Just okay
    Dressed for an occasion, no correlation… no relationship between dressing up for your wedding? an occasion?

    1. adaobiokwy did you really read this?

      What wedding?

      The only reference to a wedding was Sam Bright drawing a comparison between the funeral and weddings.

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