Unreachable Beauty

November 26, 2010
By Lauralee GOLD, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Lauralee GOLD, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” — Anaïs Nin

This is my struggle; this is my defeat

Craving to be beautiful;

Yet imperfections shackle my feet

Porcelain skin; white as snow

Stony eyes reflect my soul

These smiles are tears costumed for show

Colorblind life; world of apathy

Screaming in the silence

Yet no one seems to notice me

I'm not fine, but I'm still lying

'Cause I'll stand tall behind a mask

Just to keep these hopes from dying

It doesn’t matter; I don’t suffice

And though I try to be perfect

My heart will pay the final price

And now these fragile walls are breaking

Slowly falling piece by piece

My sanity for the taking

And as my heart lies in misery

I'll sink below as darkness calls

With happiness just a memory

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for a competition. I had to look at a picture and write a piece using the emotion I got from the picture.

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Marley11 said...
on Jan. 3 2011 at 11:40 am
Marley11, Little Whinging, Other
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Did you get first place in the contest? Because this is an awesome poem.

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