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The sun and moon are masters of deception
They specialize in fanatical faking
Astrological hypocrites
With a smirk on their faces

The sun begins its dishonest occupation
By shining as gold in the morning sky
Warming the faces of innocent children
Only to mask its dark secret

For in the night, the sun puts on an evening gown
One as dark as coal and as malevolent as death
It bathes in clubs and casinos
And it lavishes those who gratify themselves

The moon commences its evil plot
By shunning its face in mornings light
Ashamed of its past and afraid of its future
It hides and runs from its nuisance

In the night, the moon wipes its tears
It dresses in a gown as white as snow
Nothing to be embarrassed by
No mistakes to conceal from man’s eyes

Yet both the sun and the moon are not as they are
For the moon is not really white as snow
And the sun is not really as bright as gold
Both deceivers living in a deceived world



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RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm:
I love this, it's really well done!
 
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Apollo77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm:
I don't think I understand it, but I like it. I don't get the whole deceit thing except that you state there is deceit. I like the show not tell thing, and while you do that very well, I think you explain the wrong things for the point you summarize, if that makes sense? I like it, but I don't understand it
 
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redhairCat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm:
This is great! i like the depth of the poem and your descriptions!
 
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EPluribusUnumThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm:
I love extended metaphores!
 
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