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Black Chameleon Mask

May 8, 2010
By Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 236 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand


“I am a man who wears a mask
black as a shadow in the night.
It hides colors that swirl beneath,
blends me in with the crowd.
A cloak to what really is,
Veiling reality unseen…”

Glide unto the floor, keep the mask on straight
don’t let your true face be seen beneath.
Fall into the steps
fade into the crowd
keep your eyes down
and maybe they won’t notice
that sometimes your steps falter
your dance keeps drifting off.
But it’s hard to keep balanced
When blinded by a mask.
Maybe let a few see under……

Getting nervous now,
did they peek?
Did that moment of weakness
reveal to all what lies beneath
that dark chameleon mask
which shrouds all but your eyes
do they know that their norm
is but a lie you wear to hide
hide that which makes you you,
but when removed throws
rainbows in their sight!


The author's comments:
A poem using imagery to reveal - if cyphered - that which I have long kept hidden...

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on Jun. 7 2010 at 1:21 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

Thank you.

on Jun. 4 2010 at 12:49 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I love it!  The imagery is stunning and mysterious, and reminds me of a book I've read time and time again and loved, but was a sad book.  And it's sad to say that though this is a beautiful poem, I know what you speak of, and that makes me sad.  So it is like that sad yet cherished book.  Love it!

on Jun. 3 2010 at 1:59 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 236 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

Thanks Jean! I'm glad there's no preservatives - but what about high fructose corn syrup? ;-)

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 1:51 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

*claps and hollers excitedly* Awesomeness, Craw. Pure, unrefined awesomeness....in a can....no preservatives...yep lol

on May. 30 2010 at 8:21 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 236 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

Thanks Jandee, I appreciate it. It is a confessional poem, but I didn't expect anyone to be able to tell what it was confessing...was it obvious? Yeah, I have a few more pending approval, and am working on one more.  Anyway, thanks for reading!

-Emie- SILVER said...
on May. 30 2010 at 8:12 pm
-Emie- SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." - G.K. Chesterton

Very, very nice. This is absolutely wonderful for your first poem. My first was... six lines long. It was very short very plain and blunt. You should certainly keep writing. This would be a confessional poem, correct? Do you plan on writing/have you written any more?

on May. 28 2010 at 7:36 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 236 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

Thanks, I've got a few more submitted, just waiting for approval!
Oh, and the top section (lines 1 - 6) weren't really formatted that way.  They were intended to be centered and italicized seperately above the rest of the poem - sort of like a prequel poem. ;-)
Anyway, thanks!

on May. 28 2010 at 4:48 am
Chinadoll BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
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Awesome! That was really good! You've got a real creative side to you. I could really relate to this one :) Anyway I hope to see more like this. :)