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Masquerade MAG

August 27, 2008
By Moh-kins SILVER, Alachua, Florida
Moh-kins SILVER, Alachua, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 0 comments

I moved through over a decade
Of ceaseless, senseless masquerade
So successful was my charade
No friend ever saw through my façade

I have contrived a mask
That is derived from fear
A curtain of obscurities
Hiding all my insecurities

I peek out a self-imposed cage
A gap like a rip on a page
She reaches in and rips it wide
She slips in and sits at my side

The dull shine of short blond hair
A smile full of metal and care
The curtain falls just a little bit wider
The iceberg bobs just a little bit higher

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I can't even begin to explain how powerful your poem is, or how talented you are.

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on Jun. 18 2013 at 9:57 am
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I love it! It is so deep and well written. Great job.

on May. 27 2013 at 7:54 pm
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wow, this is very well written. I'm impressed. ps. congrats on getting published!

on Dec. 22 2012 at 1:27 pm
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Powerful meaning behind the poem i love the chice of words.  

on Nov. 29 2012 at 4:48 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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Loved it <3 

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on Jun. 25 2011 at 7:48 pm
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Wow, this was truly amazing. I loved it.

on Mar. 24 2011 at 1:02 pm
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Favorite Quote:
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Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

yeah, this is marvelous!! ^^ thank you for sharing it :D

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on Dec. 16 2010 at 12:41 am
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I can't find any words i haven't used on poems before. So. It was beautiful!!!! I love poetry, and its peeps like you and kmarie, and my cousin, and friends, that make me smile and want to soak up tons and tons of words. Im a sponge and i just soaked up your poem. keep writing.



on Oct. 5 2010 at 9:18 am
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I agree with really is powerful and has a true message but you convey it through amazing words! (: keep writing & thanks for posting! Check out my work if you have time? Id love to hear ur opinion!

on Aug. 22 2010 at 11:06 am
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I thought it was the best poem I have ever read and I've read alot.

on Jul. 9 2010 at 6:19 pm
This has a powerful message behind it.  It's not just a bunch of pretty words--it means something.  Nice. 

on Jul. 9 2010 at 11:31 am
There was only one point in this poem that put me off slightly: It was obvious that in the 3rd and 4th lines you were trying to make charade and façade rhyme, but they just don't. Façade is pronounced with an 's' sound, not a 'k' or 'c' sound. Other than that, this was a very nice piece~ ^-^ Keep up the good work.

on Jun. 17 2010 at 3:53 pm
B1ackAnge1 SILVER, Darrington, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Make the best out of the worst situation.

wow descriptive, it's good. very nice descriptions

on Feb. 25 2010 at 3:45 pm
Karlynne PLATINUM, Orange Park, Florida
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i loved it!!! very nice imagery. check out a few of mine and let me kno watcha think. love it!! much appriciated.

on Jan. 14 2010 at 11:27 am
silent-one BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
things arent always as they seem.

wow i really liked ur poem. the words were great and i can definately relate to this.

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