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Who Are We?

November 19, 2013
By laceandcoffee PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
laceandcoffee PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"We make up horrors to help us escape from the real ones."- Stephen King
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry. I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."- Aldous Huxley

If we aren't the blue that lines our pupils, or the hair that dances around our hips- who are we?

Are we the dirt hiding under our nails? The guck behind our ears?

Are we the wicked thoughts that haunt our minds in those desperate hours of darkness? The tentative smiles we offer to strangers?

Are we the darkness of our souls? The warmth of our hearts?

I think we're that second layer hidden behind our skin. That layer we refuse to acknowledge. The one we spend lifetimes trying to conceal.

We are not the person we think we are, but the ones we never believed capable of becoming.

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on Jan. 4 2014 at 3:41 pm
SeamanGlori BRONZE, Provo, Utah
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The begining is really really solid. Great ideas and imagery. However for the end you change from showing to telling. I like the idea that the second to last paragraph tells the most for sure, really good thoughts but maybe show it to the reader, don't tell it? That make sense?