An Ode to Resplendence

While wicked intimations bid
and sweet deceptions dance amid
beguiling smiles drenched in red
and spicy eyes forbiddance fled

you step sublime with subtlety
bestowing truths and dignity
your stately art and silent grace
born of beauty none debase

serene as sirens strike and curse
and clamor madly to coerce.
Your peace preserves our inner light
to peer above all flesh and fright

with eyes for essence past the faux
where qualities obscured must glow
when sought by wisdom absent sense
to know a soul beyond pretense.

An Ode to Resplendence © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 24, 2020