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May 10, 2010
By jargonwockee SILVER, Sacramento, California
jargonwockee SILVER, Sacramento, California
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I might wear skirts
that are too short and
I overdo the makeup a bit
(it smears throughout the day, making me look tired and restless)
My emotions are opaque at best,
My words cryptic and abstract
I wear my intellect as brightly
as the red lipstick I used to douse my
lips with.
I don't wear that much makeup anymore,
especially the foundation that was always
a shade off. My face feels lighter now, I shed off old skin,
layer by layer.
But I still use eyeliner that is sometimes too thick,
or too dark, but it has never been so heavy
that it washes out
the person underneath

The author's comments:
A person who is defined by their clothes or belongings has definitely built a lovely nest for themselves, haven't they? This is for the people who are still themselves, no matter what skin they try on next.

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Catiebugg GOLD said...
on Nov. 24 2011 at 10:59 am
Catiebugg GOLD, Plainwell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You can kill the dreamer, but not the dream.
I am not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.
True love stories never have an ending.

I agree. I love this poem. I understand everything that you are saying. Keep up the good work!!!!

on Mar. 13 2011 at 6:59 pm
unchainedmelody BRONZE, Bruce Mines, Ontario, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - E. Roseavelt

Wow. This poem really moves me - good job. I can really relate.
Thank you for writing this.