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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
San Diego, California
Federal Way, Washington
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"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."
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everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]
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"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit"
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"True love will triumph in the end - which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it's the most beautiful lie we have."
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'' there is nothing to fear but fear its self''
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We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.
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"Good writing can make you look at something unbelievable and doubt yourself by believing that it is real." ♥
"You can get a thousand compliments, but one failure can tear you down; don't let it."
~Malory Sturling ♥
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Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper
Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up - Pablo Picasso
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.
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"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller
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Not all scars show, not all wounds heal, sometimes you can't always see the pain someone feels.
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Make the best out of the worst situation.
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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things arent always as they seem.