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Check out this controversial poem (below) written by my spunky fictional character, Selena Hawkins, which puts her face-to-face with the sexy country star, Tucker Calhoun. Read more in the sample of Obscurity.

 

Lost in the Fog

By Jodi Ashland

 

His eyes are gray, the color of sadness, misery, and sorrow

His matching hat, button-down shirt, and cowboy boots don’t mask it

Gray could be silver, the color of shiny sports cars and coin

Meant to exude wealth, power, and fame

But all I see is the subdued shade of gray and the subdued man

 

Even the absence of color—black—or all colors—white—go with everything

But gray, what does gray go with except other shades of gray

It’s the color of fog and clouds bloated with rain

Causing air, sidewalks, and streets to look the same

Gray drives all signs of life into their cocoons

It’s a lonely color, reflecting the lonely, desperate man

 

Others don’t see past the outer beauty of him

The strong jaw and shoulders imply his character is the same

His height and long legs mean he is afraid of nothing

Why can’t they see it in his eyes, the ones that betray him

He’s disheartened and he’s lost in the fog

 

Come back to me, lyrics sung to the woman who is gone

His voice exposing his anguish, his eyes showing what it cost

Did he hurt this woman as much as she hurt him?

Or did she push him away, as if on a whim?

Why can’t they leave this man alone?

His words aren’t meant for anyone… but the one he has lost

 

This poem may be reproduced electronically for non-profit use, without intent to harm others, or intent to slander the author, and without modification of the poem including the title, author’s name, poem, and this disclaimer. This poem may not be reproduced in print form without the prior written permission of the copyright owner, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. ©Jodi Ashland http://www.jodiashland.com

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