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Unrecognizable Beauty

January 10, 2010
By sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

Unrecognizable beauty,
Hidden beneath a mountain
Of flesh and clothes,
Walks through the halls
Invisible and broken
Waiting for someone to see
Who she really is.

Quiet, sullen, timid, and scared
A cloak of submission
Trails behind you
Like an omen of slavery.
Cold chains made of words
And broken promises of love
Bring you down slowly.

Worn out and torn through the skin,
You dream hopeless, futile dreams.
No one understands.
Everyone just judges
With calloused eyes and hearts.
Anger- boiling, simmering-
Builds beneath your skin.

But you have the eyes of compassion,
The lips of whispers filled with love
That you alone can give.
Unique and perfect.
You steal my breath away
With every step you take
And every word you say.

If I could, I would build a wall
That blocked all the harsh words said
And the daggers
That pierce your perfect skin.
One day you may let me in
To your secret sanctum of dreams.
But until that day I will wait…

… and admire from afar.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Oct. 8 2010 at 11:56 pm
drowning-in-sorrow GOLD, Randallstown, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Don't make someone a priority if they only make you an option.

absolutely love. keep on writin. i love readin your pieces.  :)

on Jul. 1 2010 at 1:01 am
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."

I agree this is a gorgeous piece and it does make you hopeful that there is someone out there for all of us! And yeah that was a little bit confusing with you using "she" then "you" but I didn't really mind so much that just made it all the more interesting!

on Jun. 30 2010 at 7:37 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
11 articles 0 photos 299 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

Gorgeous! I love this! It gives me hope to think that maybe there is someone out there like that for everybody. Everybody who doesn't like themselves, or others don't like them, someone who thinks they are beautiful, inside and out. I mean there are many guys who think the girls wearing the gobs of make-up and spend hours on their hair, but still think they are ugly, are pretty however I'm talking about everyone else who doesn't think they're beautiful but are. Sorry if that didn't make a lot of sense. Anyway the only criticism I have of this piece is in the beginning you use she, and then you use you. Try to be more consistent. Wonderful piece!