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The Unwritten Creed MAG

July 13, 2010
By Joeb101 BRONZE, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Joeb101 BRONZE, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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A smile to hide the tears,
A laugh to mask the pain,
A wink to stifle the moan.

Every day we kill ourselves a little more,
Holding back our feelings like a floodgate door.

Why must we be as cold stone walls?

Is there some unwritten code,
That no man or woman shall show their emotions?

Will they then be taken away,
And stripped of their humanity?

Should you cry or frown among your peers,
Instantly you are beset on all sides.

Like blood in the water the hungry sharks flock to you,
To ask “are you alright?”

“Ha!” I say to them, “Ha ha ha!”
For it is not I who is sick or hurt,
It is you!

You cold slabs of stone,
You unfeeling hunks of metal,
You expressionless imitations of man.

“It is not my troubles I weep for!” I yell,
“It is for you whom I mourn.”

The author's comments:
This poem is about the insanities of every day life. It also can be viewed as a reflection of society and how much is centered on outward appearance. Either way I want the reader to gain a little insight into the world around them through this.

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on Feb. 3 2012 at 10:50 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Loved how you defined people.

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on Jan. 14 2012 at 2:21 pm
Inksy SILVER, NSL, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead"
~Benjamin Frankiln
"Love? Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."
~Moulin Rouge

Oh my gosh, I love this! This is so emotional and relatable. Your words flow and tie together beautifully. 5/5! And congrats on the MAG (: Could you check out some of my work and rate/comment? I'd really appreciate it!