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I moved through over a decade
Of ceaseless, senseless masquerade
So successful was my charade
No friend ever saw through my façade

I have contrived a mask
That is derived from fear
A curtain of obscurities
Hiding all my insecurities

I peek out a self-imposed cage
A gap like a rip on a page
She reaches in and rips it wide
She slips in and sits at my side

The dull shine of short blond hair
A smile full of metal and care
The curtain falls just a little bit wider
The iceberg bobs just a little bit higher

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Mandy22 said...
today at 9:57 am:
I love it! It is so deep and well written. Great job.
 
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dragonfly95This 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. said...
May 27 at 7:54 pm:
wow, this is very well written. I'm impressed. ps. congrats on getting published!
 
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Ala E. said...
Dec. 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm:
Powerful meaning behind the poem i love the chice of words.  
 
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BeautifulSimplicity said...
Nov. 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm:
Loved it <3 
 
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JadafunkThis 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. said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 2:51 am:
GREAT WORK BETTER RHYMING AND VOCABULARY ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
 
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Malory_Sturling said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm:
Wow, this was truly amazing. I loved it.
 
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loser_like_me_xDThis 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. said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm:
yeah, this is marvelous!! ^^ thank you for sharing it :D
 
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LylaLovesLife said...
Dec. 16, 2010 at 12:41 am:

I can't find any words i haven't used on poems before. So. It was beautiful!!!! I love poetry, and its peeps like you and kmarie, and my cousin, and friends, that make me smile and want to soak up tons and tons of words. Im a sponge and i just soaked up your poem. keep writing.

-PEACE

 

 
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kmarie17 said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 9:18 am:
I agree with chocolatecoveredwords...it really is powerful and has a true message but you convey it through amazing words! (: keep writing & thanks for posting! Check out my work if you have time? Id love to hear ur opinion!
 
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TeriMichelle said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 11:06 am:
I thought it was the best poem I have ever read and I've read alot.
 
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chocolatecoverdwords said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm:
This has a powerful message behind it.  It's not just a bunch of pretty words--it means something.  Nice. 
 
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Monologue_In_Spades said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 11:31 am:
There was only one point in this poem that put me off slightly: It was obvious that in the 3rd and 4th lines you were trying to make charade and façade rhyme, but they just don't. Façade is pronounced with an 's' sound, not a 'k' or 'c' sound. Other than that, this was a very nice piece~ ^-^ Keep up the good work.
 
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Nelmo said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm:
wow descriptive, it's good. very nice descriptions
 
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Emokittiycut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm:
i loved it!!! very nice imagery. check out a few of mine and let me kno watcha think. love it!! much appriciated.
 
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silent-one said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 11:27 am:
wow i really liked ur poem. the words were great and i can definately relate to this.
 
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BO-BEE said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 10:13 am:
THE REASON WHY I LIKE THIS POEM IS BECAUSE IT HAS RHITHM AND RHIME.... IT IS ALSO CONFUSING
 
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babigerl1194 said...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 11:35 am:
omg i lOVE your vocabularyyy
 
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elvinchangling55 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 10:08 am:
beautiful!!! i love it!!!
 
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Ninja!! said...
Oct. 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm:
Wow!!! That was amazing!!!!
 
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