Pieces of Vanity.

Vanity is as gaudy as a whore’s dress.

An incurable affliction comparable to

Dorian gray’s grin.


Reality breathes a lonely, rude reality-

awakening wounds tenuously closed.

Beauty’s canvas is smoothed in a

fragmented glass that once showered

radiance as she used vanishing cream to

smooth away life’s imperfections.


Tending the image she sees in her glass,

living a life dictated by the subconscious

influence of others.

Feeding the human poll with her ideal

narcissistic solutions hidden behind photo

shop and selfies.

Stuck in their reverie, living off exaltation,

attention seeking and flattery.

Constantly gloating and fishing for praises.

Egotistical: caressing a fake reality, living a lie.


She walks from mirror to mirror like a ghoul.

Serenading an idolized plastic body.

Obsessed with her fake external façade.

Living a life through imaginary flashing bulbs

as she gazes through psychotic eyes crystallized

with lies in search of approval and validation.


Pieces of vanity graze the fields of her dreams

like a haunting memory as she frowns at her

diminishing beauty, withering body and skin


A ghostly reflection shown through the broken

images of vainglory dashing into the illuminating

beam of reality.

A theatrical presentation of life’s ironies and

daunting realities, an outcry ensured.

The walls of vanity crumble, crashing with her

malevolent fragrance of reality.


©FloetryC 2016



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love poetry...art, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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