Warpaint

July 21, 2010
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee


Bold stripes of warpaint
Snake down from the brims of my eyes.
The bleeding trails of inky black
Claim and transform the length of my face
Like a well-worn disguise.

I pretend my pain is noting more than a test
To see if anyone secretly cares.
Will anyone stop and ask what's wrong,
Or will they continue to whisper behind their hands
And look down on me with impudent stares?

I hold my head high
Misunderstood but unashamed
Willing to let the naive and self-righteous
Assume what they will -
For I've already lost whatever there is to be gained.


The author's comments:
Ehhh. This is another one of my poems just voicing my frustrations and disappointments with the people in the world around me. It gets better, though, I know. :P

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on Jul. 26 2011 at 9:03 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thank you so much! :) I'll definitely check it out!

on Jul. 25 2011 at 8:54 pm
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

This is really good! You have a unique rhyme scheme, but I like it. Thanks for the comment on my poem, I'm really grateful and glad I was able to read your poem and see that we share the same feelings. I have yet another poem titled "Paint It Black" that reminds me a lot of this one that you can read if you'd like to. Thanks and awesome poem! 5/5*

on Sep. 10 2010 at 5:11 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Wearing a Christian T-shirt, and a cross necklace does NOT make you a Christian. , "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord "They are plans to give you a hope and a future.'' Jeremiah 29:11

gain great job!!!!!! love  it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

MUCH!!!! sorry for the long so


on Aug. 17 2010 at 6:45 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

ExaCTLY. Thats the exact image I was trying to create. Thanks so much for the comment and your time :)

on Aug. 17 2010 at 5:31 pm
lauraclaire848, Suffolk, Virginia
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My first thought is that this is seductively descriptive :) It's intrigueing. My imagination painted a picture of a girl with her face painted as you described,  gliding down the hall of a highschool almost in slow motion as everyone is turning towards her and giving her ugly looks and whispering about her. But she's above them entirely so it doesn't phase her.  And I agree, I love how you word things, too! :)

on Aug. 14 2010 at 9:33 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thank you so much - you have no idea how much your comment means to me!

on Aug. 13 2010 at 7:33 pm
aishia_duh BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
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im not just writing on this because i want you to comment something of mine.

i actually like your poems and this is almost breath taking.

i love how u word things.

its pretty much amazing so keep it up!



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