On the face of it

January 21, 2011
By Saffron_tides GOLD, Dubai, Other
Saffron_tides GOLD, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
My candle burns on both ends,
It will not last the night;
But Ah! my foes and Oh! my friends it gives a lovely light.


I wake up every morning
To see this broken face
To be reminded of my fragmented place:
In what I do and in where I live;
Everyone takes me at face value.

Burnt by acid,
But hurt by love
It may just be a scar
But it tears you down.

I’d love to see somebody smile
At me because they love me
And not because they must
Feel pity for my handicap.

‘You’re such a pretty boy’
My mother tells me everyday
All I want to do is scream at her
And tell her I don’t want to hear the lies you say.

They say loneliness kills
But I believe its worse
To die in one life
And then hope the best in the other.

But now I see a ray of sunshine,
A glimmer of hope
I want to live my life
And not keep falling.

‘Cause tomorrow brings hope
And I shall no foresee
What the world has
In store for me.

Years later I’m successful
And proud
Of my family and my job
And I don’t care what people say out loud.

My wife loves me for who I am
And my children don’t take me
As a scarred man.

When I turned twenty-eight,
My wife said
She wanted me to undergo surgery
To remove my painful burden from my head.
I resisted, I had learnt to live with it,
And I didn’t care what others thought
It was my identity my burned visage;
And now I couldn’t think of myself without my barred mask.

But she begged, she wanted me to be free
From all the lies that obscured me.
So I relented and had it done;
Now I have a full face instead of half of one.

The world now smiles at me;
People see me
For who I am
And what I can be.

But I will never forget
What they all did
When I suffered,
When I was disillusioned

I preferred my scarred face
For then,
People treated me
For what I looked like.
Now I bear the brunt of false sycophancy,
Everyone wants to get to know me.

But I take my stand
And live my life the way I want
Because on the face of it,
I’m still the scarred man I was before.


The author's comments:
So many people have to suffer from alienation because of what they were born with or had to go through. We feel sympathy and pity but we dont understand their longing to be treated like normal people. Why do we take things on the face of it?

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on May. 30 2011 at 10:45 am
Saffron_tides GOLD, Dubai, Other
14 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
My candle burns on both ends,
It will not last the night;
But Ah! my foes and Oh! my friends it gives a lovely light.

Thanks for viewing my articles :) Glad to know you loved it :D!

Kish ARa_34 said...
on May. 30 2011 at 2:23 am
Wow! really brilliant :) Strikes a chord keep writing!

on May. 17 2011 at 2:09 am
Saffron_tides GOLD, Dubai, Other
14 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
My candle burns on both ends,
It will not last the night;
But Ah! my foes and Oh! my friends it gives a lovely light.

Thanks.... do I know you??

 


on May. 17 2011 at 1:54 am
ImJustMe94 SILVER, Dubai, Other
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
People keep saying that light is important. Darkness is important too, thats when you realise the value of light.

 

Wow, a wonderful take on the chapter 'On the face of it' !! Keep up the good work ! :D



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