Covering Up Beauty

April 22, 2009
By GreyEyesBlueHair GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
GreyEyesBlueHair GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself." Henry Miller


Masking tape,
Takes your face.

Twisting it around,
So the real you can never be found....

Covering yourself up.
Burying yourself further.

Here let me help you....

I can scribble an expression on your face,
And I can ravel that body further in tape.

What a shame,
To hide you so well....

Till those closest to you can never tell:

Whether you're happy,
Or not....
Whether your sniffles
Are sobs....

You've covered up well.
That I'll admit.

But I'll always know,
The truth of the matter:

It's just a body mask
Binding you to it's will.

It's alive....
And you let them control it.
You gave them the key,
To what binds you so mercilessly....

What a shame,
It is to see,
I'll never truly know,
Who is he?


The author's comments:
It's a shame so many cover themselves up everyday....
But this cover up is personal and I can't keep silent about how I really feel when he doesn't show himself to the world. Or even to me. I hope you all get what I'm trying to say. People need to respect themselves enough to take off the mask once in a while. There's always a reason it's on, but you have to show yourself somewhere and to someone if you want to ever overcome what made you put it on in the first place. Thanks for reading....

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TheGoodTwin said...
on Mar. 27 2011 at 7:33 pm
TheGoodTwin, Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

--Shakespeare

nice poem. But i don't quite understand how people "cover" themselves up???? Do you mean, like they're trying to not be themselves, or literally, like they're wearing so much makeup you can't see the real them???? Or is it more like that people don't open themselves up very well?

Quinney GOLD said...
on May. 15 2009 at 3:25 pm
Quinney GOLD, Rantoul, Illinois
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Wow!!! I really liked this one and it's so true that too many people hide themselves and it makes me so angry that they feel that they have to hide themselves, especially who they really are is so much better than any thing they could ever be. The message is great and i hope that others will get it too!


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