Saturday 25 January 2020


Cursed with delusions of such grandeur,
your life was a work of art
forged from the low self-esteem
that tortured the depths of your heart.

With such aplomb you wore your masks
that disguised the authentic you
for days and months and years even,
until you believed them true.

With past retold of a noble birth,
you rubbed shoulders with the elite
and even moved in circles Royal -
they all found you "oh so sweet."

Yet just below the surface bubbled
of discovery such a terror -
what if they should find you out
and realise their error?

So you pretended even harder and
still deeper buried the truth,
for the worst thing you could ever conceive
was to incur your idols' reproof.

But you looked and acted the part so well
that no one could ever guess
this beautiful and elegant socialite
was an orphan and penniless.

Still the pressure of keeping the lie alive
was building up deep inside
and daily threatening to erupt,
so at times you'd vanish and hide.

Then when you hit forty it all imploded
and you suffered a breakdown because
your past caught up with you and exposed
the Earl's daughter who never was.


  1. Ygraine
    Another beautiful narrative. I liked very much!
    From fears and illusions of greatness, courage is born. Dreams that announce themselves in a possible reality of illusions that become another reason. We are what we do to transform what we can be.
    Our lives are not pieces exhibited in a museum, paralyzed, like wax dolls! But there will always be an incredible synthesis of our daily contradictions. In this uncontrolled faith, I believe that what moved you in real circles is still your kindness.
    Lots of kisses and good weekend!

    1. Oh WOW...thank you, much!
      And I am really happy you enjoyed this...:))

      Many Kisses xxx

  2. Goodness! HeHe! My brain aches...
    I read this earlier..several times in
    fact..Went into town..tea/coffee..and
    all the time..two words came to mind..
    Eva? Eva? Eva who?
    Just had a bacon butty for lunch..AND..
    Bingo! Eva Gabor...!
    One thing l do know is the old movies...
    So, l did a little checking..l took words
    from the above..things a remember and know
    about this Eva..she being the younger sister
    of Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor..! And the three of
    them were actresses and socialites..

    So..l put my facts and info to the jury...! :).
    I rest my case...
    But..the life story of Eva Gabor..fits exactly
    to your above poem...! I may be wrong..but it's
    kept me busy for several hours, and it's been
    most enjoyable..Thankyou...!

    1. Hahaha...Willie...your imagination well outshines mine! Hats off to you!!;)
      Actually, it was based (very loosely) on someone I knew many years ago...
      Many, many thanks for making me laugh once again...your visits always brighten up my day! :))

  3. Smart poetry. I followed your blog now. Thx

    1. Many thanks, happy you enjoyed! :))

      And thank you also for following me...I am following you back!

  4. Wow

    Wow wow

    Ygraine, I think this story poem could relate to so much in life. You've made her story come alive.

    1. My turn to say WOW now...such a kind complement, thank you so much!! :))

      Hugs xxx

  5. It goes without saying that we should never try to be something or someone we are not.
    Deception to those who are around us and to ourselves will eventually turn on us and bite us on our royal bottom.

    Fantastically written as only you have the talent to put into words.

    All my love and big hugs dearest Ygraine ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. This was fun to certainly stretched my mind, trying to get the wretched thing to rhyme! Lol
      Oh thank you so much, my wonderful friend...I truly appreciate that.:))

      All my Love & Hugs back xxxxxxx

    2. Thank you dearest friend for your kind and loving soul.
      Hugs and Much Love ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. You are a great artist! Love it!

    1. Oh WOW...thank you, much! :))

  7. A sad truth for too many which you have skilfully brought to life.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Sue...:))

      Love & Hugs xxxxxxx

  8. Oh thank you so sincerest appreciation! :))

  9. Replies
    1. So happy you enjoyed, Anthony...and thank you so much! :))

  10. So Powerful - Truthful - Painful - But Not So Much - I Appreciate The Fact That Your Stimulated My Mind - Big Hugs


    1. My heartfelt thanks...and I am really happy you enjoyed...:))

      Sending Big Hugs back xxx

  11. this was really enjoyable to read, ....poor Eva. you write so well.

    1. Oh I am so happy you enjoyed, Sandy...and thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. Another good one Ygraine, I enjoyed this.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thank you so much, Jan...and so happy you enjoyed!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      Have a lovely day xxx

  13. I think EVA is symbol of courage and wisdom here

    a powerful portrait of a beautiful personality dear Ygraine !!!

    your expression put life in her Character and i was able to see how sublimely she survived through odds
    how nice to know that portrait resemble to someone you know
    brilliant minds inspired and reflect what they observe through their contemplation!
    great job again :)))
    more blessings to your days my dear friend!

    1. Thank you so much, dearest Baili! I guess "Eva" is a symbol of that part of us all who wishes at times that we could be something more than we feel we are.
      But,then, of course there is no need to feel that way, because we are worthy just the way we are!๐Ÿ˜‰
      I am really happy you enjoyed, my beautiful friend ❤❤

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    This instinct is so hardwired into a man's brain that it will drive him to work harder than before to to be the best lover he can be.

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  15. Eva ...un ritratto di una bella personalitร .
    Un abbraccio.


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