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Misplaced Mask

February 17, 2014
By Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
29 articles 11 photos 189 comments

Favorite Quote:
-There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

A lovely masquerade dance I,
as I laugh behind my mask of lies.
Perhaps you see,
perhaps not,
but the smiles you hear
hide a heart tinged with rot.
Still, I'll pretend that I'm happy.
I'll laugh at your quips,
though you and reality
strike me with whips.
Your wicked charm weaves a web too thick,
so I'll smile until smiles make me sick.
Yet the tears on my cheeks will never greet day
so long as my mask remains in its place.

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on Apr. 11 2014 at 8:26 pm
SmexiLexi BRONZE, Stanton, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"When one door closes, don't just stand there trying to pry it open. Move on to the next open door and get on with your life. It sure beats bloody, cracked fingernails and broken desperation."-me

I love your style. I've made it my self-imposed obligation to read all of your work. So, far, I've yet to be disappointed. Never stop writing-you've too much to share with the world.