Man of Many Faces

May 31, 2011
By AlexKristi GOLD, Denver, Colorado
AlexKristi GOLD, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler


I look into your eyes
Always different,
Ever-changing.
Stark white skin:
Your only consistent feature.
You lured me.
One day with hair blazing red
The next a suave flaxen blonde.
My Man of Many Faces.
I waited seven years for a name.
I got several:
Ziggy,
Duke,
Aladdin,
Tom.
All were you.
None were you.
Just your many faces.
Though your years succeed my own
My dreams are plagued with you.
Master of Illusion,
Gazing through your crystal ball.
Commander of Words,
Spinning songs delicate as glass,
Rich as gold.
Always different,
Ever-changing.
My Man of Many Faces


The author's comments:
David Bowie was my inspiration. He is nearly always my inspiration. When I was five I fell in love with him and I continue that love up to today. This man may not be perfect but he's original. So many people live inside him and, instead of pushing them away like so many of us do, he lets them live life through him. They have names and personalities. When you meet Ziggy Stardust then later meet David Bowie you are honestly meeting two different people who share the same body and memories. That, to me, is incredible.

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