Pig Faced Penelope

Inspired by a movie shared with someone very special to me as a movie that is very special to her…

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Pig Faced Penelope
by Michael Romani

A slap on the face to high society
Trapped on trappings of notoriety 
The plastic veneer lacks in integrity
So it begins, the tale of pig faced Penelope

The shallowness of faking true
The audacity of being protected from being you
Makes for a playroom of imagination
As a vain attempt to find some distraction

Some try to prevent exposure to real truth
As they pretend to protect our innocence of youth
And we only look toward the layers of the surface
Afraid of finding the goodness to rich to embrace

Made to suffer from her mother's indignity
All for the cause of her surface being less pretty
Played out in a library of first editions' priceless
Missed points as games played out without niceness

Running from ourselves until we find the last gate
Opening in to attempt to escape from shame and hate
Finding outside a city of a thousand amazing lights
Out in the thousand faces of the city's jaded night

It's there that we learn to love ourselves are we care
Entirely just for the who of who it is we are
It is this secret that finally at last reveals our best
In learning to be and love who we are, we pass life's test 

(c)  June 25, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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