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Life's Frosting

November 10, 2014
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


Why must the tortured

ice their darkened, bitter cakes

with pretty frosting?


The author's comments:

I wrote this poem about something that has been on my mind a lot lately. Why do people feel like they have to hide the ugly things in their lives and put on a "perfect" facade? Why do we feel like we must tell pleasing lies to cover up the not-so-pleasing truth?


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on Nov. 21 2014 at 10:34 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

I'm really glad you liked this poem, Liv :) Knowing that brings me some joy :) And yes...it's really healthy, I think, to just open up and "let it go" sometimes, so even though the song gets annoying sometimes...and is overplayed...it has a good message :) Let the world see you for who you are, and not for "the perfect girl you always have to be." ;)

on Nov. 20 2014 at 9:12 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is a really thoughtprovoking write. It makes me wonder how many times I've hidden the 'worst' parts of me, and then I realize that I do it everyday. It inspires me to open up just a little bit and let go... let it go... let it go... lol not that again.   Anyway, I really liked it, and hope you'll continue to write some more wonderful haiku :)


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