True Colours


At school she was the popular kid
The cool girl of the crowd
Everybody wanted to be with her
Her clique of friends felt proud

She grew up to become famous
People wanted to know her
They gushed and they fussed
About how connected they were

When she became obscenely rich
She was never short of friends
They partied along with her
And kept up with her trends

One fine day she lost it all
Money, fame and looks
Her friends all deserted her
Showing themselves as crooks

She realised then what she had
Was no one who really cared
They’d loved her only for her stuff
Now leaving her lonely and impaired

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (11 July 2016)

Written for the Daily Prompt: Desert and Day 2 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words Challenge No. 5

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  • Rajlakshmi
    11 July 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Indeed, tough times bring the true colors of people.
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  • Sunaina Bhatia
    11 July 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Money ain’t everything indeed….!

  • Esha
    11 July 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Some tough life lessons there for the girl! But hey, all is not bad with this world.I’d tell her all is not lost. That there is true friendship waiting around the corner for her, some genuine folks out there who she will cross paths with and some wonderful times that she will be in, which will one day outweigh all those negative experiences and make her see that the world as really a mix of both!

  • Parul Thakur
    12 July 2016 at 2:35 am

    Tough and very few people can filter true friends from those who stay on for a reason. Well written, Sanch. There is pain in the poem.
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  • Dashy
    12 July 2016 at 2:57 am

    A sad truth, something I’ve seen for myself. When money is involved there is the sudden gush of love and friendliness that disappears as soon as the money is lost. Beautifully written.
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  • Vinay Leo R.
    12 July 2016 at 4:02 am

    True. Very few friends actually stay for friendship these days 🙁 Have felt that as well. Your poem had a peppy rhythm to the poignancy, Sanch. I like it!
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  • AuraOfThoughts
    12 July 2016 at 5:07 pm

    A bitter truth of life.

  • Sheethal
    12 July 2016 at 11:25 pm

    True colors of life and the World.
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