Image prompt:  Magpie Tales


It’s just a pastime, you said
Seduced me with promises
Of tranquility and repose
Watching the world
Whirl desperately around
In aimless frenzy
While I could stand still
Retain calm, enjoy stability 

It was a shameless lie
I realize too late
Shackled and maimed
A slave to your game
A victim of your lies
A witness to your shame
Forced to look on, restrained
Unable to protest, to change 

If only I had been
Wiser, circumspect
If only I had known
This game of deceit
Would never end, that
You would say, ‘Statue’
Then conveniently forget
To say, ‘Over’!