iddiOff to the ball
didiher sisters
dididressed to the nines
didi& strutting their stuff

dddiddddhaving learned the ways
dddiddddof the fallen world

diid(Nobody seems to notice

diidthey are wearing false pearls...

ddddddidddAnd in our own lives
ddddddidddat what point do we notice
dddddddiddthe true jewel

tttttttttt--the orphaned and authentic self--

has been left behind...

dddddddddddiddddressed in rags
ddddddddddddddiidddddddamongst the ashes