Jeweled Venetian Mask

January 27, 2010
By SarahVanS SILVER, Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
SarahVanS SILVER, Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
8 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Confidence is the key to all the locks" -- Joe Paterno, Penn State Football Head Coach


You hide your miserable face
Behind a jeweled Venetian mask.
But we can all still see you.
Your extravagant, lavish dresses and gowns

fool no one.
Those pearls you wear are fake.
And that sapphire ring,
You stole.
You dance with all the boys who
Would normally not even look at you.
Fortunately for you, my dear,
The shadows cast by candle chandeliers
Can play tricks, too.
Your legs move in sync with the
Violins,
Praying that you will not fall
In those shoes that you are not

accustomed to.


The author's comments:
A play on imagery, this vignette brings to life the story of an actress who cares more about fitting in off-stage than on; she learns, however, that her stage life is truly all she has left to claim as her own.

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on Feb. 9 2010 at 11:33 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

on Feb. 8 2010 at 9:02 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

This is really interesting writing. I like the rhythm your words have, and your originality.

Please read my writing?? I would appreciate any comments.


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