Friday, December 17, 2010


A Whiff of Betrayal

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
Romeo and Juliet, of young lovers
As Shakespeare would have wanted it
A tragedy of sorts that long hovers

Outwardly seen and seemingly oblivious
Of what outcome on unpaved lanes
Isn’t it out in the open , and pretty obvious
Wrought with sorrow and lots of pain!

Cast a blind eye and sadden with laughter
Regretfully betrayed in a web of intrigues
Wild flashes and staccato bursts of gunfire
Enemies within hidden but well in league

Submitted for Thursday Think Tank #28, Smell


  1. Pamela,
    Yvonne and
    Ninot, Ma'am

    Thanks for the visit!

  2. A rose by any other name would smell so sweet~
    This was bittersweet; I enjoyed it~

  3. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
    Have always loved those lines... and a rose when it smells as it must... no fragrance can compare to it.... or your poem...


  4. enemies all take down the rose...

  5. Ella and Dulce - It has always been. Thanks

    Brian - Yes, on guard, down it comes!