The craziness in moments of madness and daring,
Sensibilities cast aside like yesterday’s broadsheet.
Accepting the face value of a passing opportunity,
Honesty etched into the dimples of crafty Frank.
Seizing gullible offerings and drowning in stupidity,
Yards of invisible thread weaving the next tall tale.
Buttery fingers dipping excitedly into a hornet’s nest,
Unprepared but too excited to anticipate the dangers.
Leaping with an erstwhile lover while misfortune lurks,
Longings immersed only in the sad imagining of dreams.
Tossing aside a modicum of certainty for the whatever,
Harbouring flimsy promises upon fair-weather gains.
Seeing skywards rainbows of black and white negativity,
Hues of greyness fade when rose tinted glasses vanish.
Celebrity clamours over and under itself to be recognised,
Mirrors overburdened by deluded images of foolhardiness.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 16/04/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Foolishness.’