Plastic Lives

Ominous black clouds hanging over

The wild tear-stained hearts hidden by the facades.

Living perfect lives lasting only until sunset beckons them away to darkness.

Glossy tears painting a picture of melancholy beauty,

Revealing the unstoppable decay caused by the sadness locked inside.

Friend dazzled by the act turn deaf ears to their desperate pleas,

Their anguish noticed only after their inner fire is extinguished by careless game of life.

They see their own flawed existence and ponder the questions of life.

Why must the blossoms of childhood happiness be whittled away to nothing?