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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JATBZ GOLD said...
on May. 2 2011 at 10:09 pm
JATBZ GOLD, Winfield, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
Mark Twain

lol I wasn't trying to hate :p Just expressing my opinion and this situation it's probably not the best, for I am most likely bias due to my preferences :) Because everything is bias

on May. 2 2011 at 8:54 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

Oh. I think poetry is supposed to be a little more complex? So don't hate :P

JATBZ GOLD said...
on May. 2 2011 at 8:30 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

The imagery at the beginning originally cause a little ? come up, after I reread it a few more times it is a lot better than what I thought, but still I prefer the simplistic writing styles I guess thats what got me. 

on May. 2 2011 at 7:51 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. This one is kinda dark, but its how I feel ya know? I'm glad it meant something to you :)

on May. 1 2011 at 2:59 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."

Wow Alex...chilllssssss! This is my other favorite poem of yours now. I loved the descriptions like your darker eye an oil spill in the ocean gosh that was just PERFECT. This is a poem to be proud of INCREDIBLE work Alex!

on May. 1 2011 at 9:13 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 don't really understand your comment... What made you not like it?

on May. 1 2011 at 9:12 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 :) I'm glad you got it.

JATBZ GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 2011 at 10:34 pm
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

It was very deep at the end, but the beginning throw me a little. I was lost to only find myself in the middle where the I guess darker part of the poem starts creeping in. 6.5/10

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Apr. 24 2011 at 9:41 am
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

very deep and personal  excellent work with this


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