The Actress

I’ve played leading ladies

Put my soul to the test

And taken on roles

In life’s plays I know best.

I’ve put on the mask

Of the Goddess with ease

The dress of the harlot

Descended with sleaze.

I’ve played the black widow

The witch, femme-fatale

And spun such fine webs

With delusions that sell.

My role as the drama queen

Seduced me with flair

For the tragic, noblesque

I wore crowns of despair.

I have draped on the cloak

Of the widow, who mourns

For a lover unknown

Melancholic forlorn.

My angel of innocence

Sweet with delight

She’s danced as Salome

Lust, dark as the night.

Removing these masks

Used in life’s masquerades

Leaves me naked with fear

For my soul, bare is laid.

For the role of myself

Is the greatest I’ve played

Crowned with courage and love

The finest accolade. 

© 2017 Christina Thom

Love Song

 

Can I sing you a love song

I promise I’ll try

To keep it sincere

And not make you cry

A song about meeting

And talking and fleeting

Hellos and goodbyes

With eyes that don’t lie.

 

Can I sing you a love song

I promise I’ll try

To keep it sincere

And not make you cry

Hearts filled with joy

You’ll remember it well

The castles you built

The stories you’d tell.

 

Can I sing you a love song

I promise I’ll try

To keep it sincere

And not make you cry

The messages left

On the answerphone

When out in the party

With eyes that would roam.

 

Can I sing you a love song

I promise I’ll try

To keep it sincere

And not make you cry

Hearts that miss beats

Tripping over your words

In a bid to sound calm

Under pressure, absurd.

 

Can I sing you a love song

I promise I’ll try

To keep it sincere

And not let you cry

Well silence is golden

And so they say

There’s love in the space

Where my presence once made.

 

© 2017 Christina Thom