Public Scrutiny

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge  Day 29
Write a response poem.  My thought is that you should respond to one of your poems from earlier in challenge.

In response to my 4/14 poem, Star:

Once again, The Star Inquirer
has faked news concerning
death of a young riding a rainbow
to stardom, name now tarnished.

Hidden from friends and family.
the poised, smiling face she wore
was a mask obscuring a dark
life with an abusive lover

from whom she could not break
free, terrified he would hunt
her down and kill her,
which he did. Her friend,

dissatisfied with the finding
of suicide, hired a private
detective, and have now
uncovered the truth.

The Star Inquirer’s headline tonight reads,

“Secret S&M Life of Murdered Starlet Revealed.
Video to Follow.”

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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