the playgrounds of compensation

blurry beguiling
   alluring wiling
                                lies
    glisten in your  eyes
most agreeable
                        tantalize
no hint of compromise
                 worldly wise

they hide
compensatory
justifications
      inside
dreamy schemes
                         lullabies
to lull
to sleep
          unforeseen

in your grasp
          are longings
toys of entitlement
              illicit intent
the kind hidden
in bottom drawers

to be played
because it should have
             been yours
hasn’t gone to plan
now you’re due

in your reach
are dreams denied
time to make up
for losses
          owed you

so take
you’ll have it
regardless
and promise
                it all
      until
it hits the wall
when you run
back to where you
belong
and right the
wrong
      you strung
along

when
playgrounds of compensation
become
                                  inconvenient

be reasonable darling

yet
              another playground intent 
 
 

Written by Scott Schoffstall
© August 09, 2011
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn

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About Scott Schoffstall

I'm a relatively new poet having started in earnest 11/2010. I have sought the authentic and am still on that quest. I've diverged from the norm yet always reached for the universal. My interests were always beyond the here and now. Beyond the taste, touch, smell, hear, see. Where the mind and the spirit transcend the physical. They say perception is reality. Is it? Are we truly all there is?

4 comments

  1. This was a nice read, which is special, because most poetry is more meant to be read aloud. Good job.

  2. Thank you for reading Kaitlin

  3. Shaped poems are tough. Well done.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Anansi. I did another “The Write I Dance”. I could have some more coming down the road.

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