Can Anyone Tell Me Where Sincerity Lives?

On the intermittent theme of bad poetry and song lyrics written by me as a kid, here is something I penned thirty-one years ago :-

Can Anyone Tell Me Where Sincerity Lives?

There are wilted flowers in the vase
There are crying eyes behind this mask
Wishing wells deceiving the willing
Promising much but only half fulfilling
Diagrams upon our wall
Describe our rise and fall
We are Egypt, we are Rome
Broken places are our home

Can anyone tell me where sincerity lives?

Triumphs in all our yesteryears
But futures only reflect our fears
History only exists on paper
To be written and altered later
We are hiding behind our illusions
Always arriving at someone else’s conclusions
We are mankind, we are deception
We are false smiles at the reception

Can anyone tell me where sincerity lives?

Julian Ware-Lane, December 1983.

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2 Responses to Can Anyone Tell Me Where Sincerity Lives?

  1. This was written for the OPEN club, a project by myself and Bruce Gordon. Somewhere is a recording of this, I am sure.

  2. Joe Cooke says:

    Thanks for sharing this Julian. Good stuff then and now. Prophetic too (Greece & Rome?). Must share my attempts though not written in my 60’s Liverpool R&B Group (The Protests) days – particularly one called “compromise”.

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