Corrupted Animation

Damned, desecrated, defiled.
Reality hidden in fairytales:
Carefully orchestrated and well lit.
The most intimate desires of the mind
Imprinted on tissue-thin skin.

Telling tales of who we want to be,
Not who we are.
The truth of ourselves
Carefully concocted in story.
Papering over the scars,
Creating illusions of beauty.

Fantasy wanted.
Perfection inside your mind.
The hands that covet your flesh
Are Prince Charmings’.
Socially acceptable objectification –
Ugly stepsisters need not apply.

It’s harsh out there
Where it rains shards of glass
Where love can be robbery,
Where dreams can be nightmares –
And to stand on the precipice of madness
Is to realise your own sanity.

By | 2017-08-27T00:36:21+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Poetry|Comments Off on Corrupted Animation

About the Author:

Bio: Sarah Clive is a writer, author & wanderlusting, creative adventurer with a penchant for telling stories about love, life, destiny and the ineffable things that make us human. Her first book, Dream Warrior’s Manifesto, is available to download from her website, Amazon, Kobo, Nook and iBooks. She regularly blogs about tales for dream warriors, sock elves and sentient fruit and vegetables. She can be found having adventures all over the world and has recently been seen in Bali, the USA and Costa Rica, though you can see more of her shenanigans on her instagram (sarahclive) She's an ENFP, and Enneagram 8w7 (874), all of which leads her to be the kickass storyteller you see before you today. Sarah is an eclectic idealist with a rampant can-do attitude, and a bit of a girl geek in her spare time, when she's not reading, writing or out taking photographs. She's often found dancing in kitchens.