Covering Up Beauty

April 22, 2009
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?

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TheGoodTwin said...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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 said...
May 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm
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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