King Midas Reincarnate

January 9, 2011
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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


I am King Midas reincarnate.

Though everything I touch
Does not turn to gold,

I wear a golden mask of pure bliss,
Happiness frozen into my face,
Perfection etched into my expression.

Everyone around me is happy too,
Perfectly, blissfully unable to feel pain;
And I have made them this way,
The responsibility solely mine.

I radiated what I imagined was blinding joy,
Though the feeling behind it less than sincere;
I thought I had fooled them all.
I tried my hardest to make sure
Everyone fell for the forced, happy version of myself.

I had more than a few to fool,
Many had seen me at less than my best.
They all had to believe I was perfect.
But there was one single person
Annoyingly too hard to trick.
Convincing myself proved the hardest of all.

I should have been as happy as I tried to display-
I had absolutely no reason
To be as miserable as I felt underneath.
Yet depression continued to threaten my fa├žade,
Disintegrating the happy girl I desperately wanted to be.

So I made a wish to look perfect.
A wish to seem happy, blissful, carefree.
A wish to bring joy to all I touched,
So the elation belonged to more than just me.

Everyone around me
Was more lighthearted than ever before,
The wish came true in every sense.

The happy bliss contorted my face
And no one could see past my perfection.

For it concealed the darkness consuming me inside.


The author's comments:
If you've never heard the story of King Midas, I hope this story type poem I've written inspires you to read it!!!! Lemme know what you think! :)

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 10:00 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

I'm glad it caught your attention! :) Thanks for the comment!

on Aug. 2 2011 at 7:02 pm
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

Wow! The title of this piece caught my eye, and I just had to read it...I'm glad I did! Great poem!

on Jul. 11 2011 at 4:19 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

Wow. That is SUCH a compliment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3 :)

on Jul. 9 2011 at 11:45 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

This is my favorite poem i've read on teenink so far. This REALLY SHOULD be in the magazine. NOT KIDDING>

on Jun. 19 2011 at 7:36 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

Thank you :) Yeah, I get what you're saying. Re-reading it aloud, it doesn't have that flow. Thanks for the comment!

on Jun. 18 2011 at 11:00 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Wow, I this is really good. I like the whole theme, and I like the wording, but it might flow better if you break up the lines, like instead of "I should have been as happy as I tried to display-" it could be be "I should been as happy / As I tried / To display" It makes it sound better when you say it aloud (at least that's my opinion :] ) and remember, poetry is meant to be said aloud.

on Feb. 6 2011 at 9:16 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

Haha :) Thanks :P

on Feb. 5 2011 at 9:28 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

Yea it's profound! i really like the title it's catchy!!!!!! I love saying it haah King Midas Reincarnate King Midas Reincarnate King Midas Reincarnate! lol LOVE IT

on Feb. 5 2011 at 3:34 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

Ahw! Thanks SO much Alana! I miss you too :) I didn't know if anyone would really get this poem cuz its kinda out there, but I felt it... Thank you times a million! Love you too :D 

on Feb. 5 2011 at 10:04 am
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

Alexxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDD long time no talk! I've missed you! Let's see....it's been maybe two minutes and i still have goosebumps from reading the ending!!!!

"The happy bliss contorted my face

And no one could see past my perfection.

For it concealed the darkness consuming me inside."

Just beautiful - a perfect ending! I'm speechless and congradulations again on getting into the magazine! :D I'm so excited for you! Love ya girl!


on Feb. 2 2011 at 9:52 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

Aw thanks so much Livi :) I appreciate it a ton!

on Jan. 23 2011 at 4:21 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
23 articles 0 photos 179 comments

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

AMAZING!! this is my favorite one by you!




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