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Masked 'perfection' <3

December 22, 2010
By ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hiding from the world
Showing my true identity
My true self

Twirling around
A stranger for the night
Losing who they think I am

Submitting to this true façade
The pressure to be perfect
Is gone

I’ve lost the stress
Blown it away
With kisses to the wind

People see me
Not for who
They think I am

But for who
I wish
I could be

The center of no attention

The time passes too quickly
My midnight has come
I rush from the masked perfection

Only to become
Who I am
Forced to be

‘Miss Perfect’
Never taking risks
Fitting into the cookie-cutter

I hold close
Who I will

When I can finally
Run away from this
Stressed ‘perfection’

I will always keep my mask
That lets you see
The real me

The author's comments:
Ok. This poem was inspired by a picture... Hopefully it doesn't confuse you too much!


God Bless

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JATBZ GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 2011 at 11:03 pm
JATBZ GOLD, Winfield, Kansas
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain

Hmm. The lead in nice I like it, It had flashes of greatness here and there but had it's ugly to where it lose a little. The Mask is very cliché sorry to say. And yes one day I will probably use that in my figurative language, but I give it a 8.1/10