Considering the Lies

March 28, 2011
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


I consider the lies
Made up of light
Reflecting in the mirror,
The image of who
I’m perceived to be.
Hair the color of wheat,
Flowing around my head
Threatening to strangle me,
Stop the words.
My slight lips
That struggle to hold up the smile
I’m so well known for.
Big cheeks
Held in place
By that forced grin.
My plain nose.
A freckle here and there.
I see it all
Through my mismatched eyes.
One a light clear blue,
For the easy happiness
Most immediately see;
The other is darker, deeper,
A dirty oil spill in the ocean
Of my all-seeing eye.
The difference only noticeable
When I’m not wearing
My coat of shadows
Or my camisole of light.
Only when the light and dark mix
Can I be who I truly am,
Can the real me be seen.
Bright or gloomy,
Morose or happy
With nothing to hide.
I have been lied to.
Called beautiful and strong.
Called perfect and amazing
When I’m only average.
Those words are meaningless now,
Shattered like the mirror
That mere seconds ago
Held all the answers.
I consider the shards full of lies.


The author's comments:
Yep. This one is rather... well dark I guess. Just kinda showing how I feel a lot of the time if I'm being honest with myself and you guys. Did you get anything from this? Please let me know.

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on Jul. 25 2011 at 8:34 pm
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

I'm so glad :) and of course, many thanks.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 7:46 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

this is amazing i really like it! i think its really relateable too, it...made a difference to my day :) in a good way, good job! :)

on Jul. 11 2011 at 4:18 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 youuuuu :D and I will!

on Jul. 9 2011 at 11:44 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."

* claps* I love it also. Its so relatable its shocking. I liked," Mixed Matched eyes." KEEP WRITING PLEASE!!

on Jun. 27 2011 at 8:58 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

Thanks so much! :)

Dark_Mind GOLD said...
on Jun. 26 2011 at 1:21 pm
Dark_Mind GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Sounds like a Personal Problem."

This was just wonderful...Your Imagery was so fantastic the way it mixed together was superb. Keep writing..!

on Jun. 25 2011 at 11:11 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

Thanks for the feeback. Yeah, I understand that. Breaking up poetry is hard for me :P I'll try next time though :)

on Jun. 25 2011 at 11:05 pm
Ambershort PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Maryland
22 articles 4 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't compromise yourself, it's all you've got." - Janis Joplin

I really enjoyed this! I;d have to say it would be much more powerful if it was broken down into shorter pieces. The imagery is quite powerful and brings me into the scenery; however, it would be much more appreciated if it was spread out.

on Jun. 20 2011 at 11:38 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

What a compliment! Thank you times a million :) Imagery is probably my favorite part of poetry, along with methaphors ;)

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on Jun. 20 2011 at 10:58 am
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Wow, must I even say that this is incredible?! You have to already know that this is beyond average, actually it's rather perfect see you lied when you said you're just average this throws you way out into the field.  Nicely put btw, I can't get enough of all the imagery.  The polar views of yourself, a happy and sad you, a side that's seen and unseen, I love that. It very much relates to me because I'm bipolar, but I love your work I find it thought provoking

on Jun. 19 2011 at 7:30 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

Thanks so much! :)

on Jun. 18 2011 at 10:49 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
I really like this poem. There are so many different meanings I can apply to this, and I think that's the best thing about it. The words and rythm of it all are very good too. I don't think I would change a thing in this poem.

on May. 29 2011 at 2:35 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

Thanks so much! I love metaphors, don't you? :)

on May. 28 2011 at 2:05 pm
abdmusiclover GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
10 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Art can't hurt you.

I like it -- it's very relatable. Also, nice job with metaphors. 

on May. 14 2011 at 8:53 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'd love to check out your work! Can you tell me the name of one of your poems? :)

on May. 12 2011 at 8:46 am
jamesacolson PLATINUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, Courage to change the things i can, and Wisdom to know the difference. "

"Crying doesn't indicate that you're weak; Since birth it has been a sign that you are alive."

wow gangastaeyes, this work is excellent i love the description in your poem it reminds me of how i write powetry but other than that it is awsome how you write. if you get a chance check out my poems too. but you are an awsome writer.

on May. 3 2011 at 6:30 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."

Gosh it meant so much to me! This is just flat out gonna be my favorite poem ever!

JATBZ GOLD said...
on May. 3 2011 at 10:58 am
JATBZ GOLD, Winfield, Kansas
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain

See I've read this thing so many times I'm starting to like it...Uhhh Something that should have happened the first few times I read it.

JATBZ GOLD said...
on May. 3 2011 at 10:55 am
JATBZ GOLD, Winfield, Kansas
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain

Well, Alex thank you. I'd hope you knew it was me especially when I told you when you got your article published in the magazine. :P

on May. 3 2011 at 8:52 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

Tony, you're an idiot. I already knew it was you. :P


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