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azblond
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-18-99 05:10 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond



As I walk down my hall
I stare at the masks on the wall
Wondering which shall I choose
To face the world today?

The clown with the smile in place
Without a frown to mar her face
Is that the one I should pick
To make me presentable?

Or the jester to make them laugh
Complete with the joker staff
Will I be acceptable
If I am funny?

The beautiful details of one with a gem
Should I show this mask to them
To dazzle all with radiance
Such complexibility to share?

Or how about the lady with a tear
Show I can reveal my fear
And still remain confident
When I face the world?

So many masks from which to choose
Which will win while others loose
How can I decide who to be?
I stop and face left

Looking I see the perfect fit
A mixture of them all in it
Dazzled I am to recognize
My own face in a mirror.


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For sometimes when the Darkness falls, we must surrender, take what is ours, and give what we can, and always remember love is somewhere waiting...


© Copyright 1999 MiChelle Van Vleet - All Rights Reserved
~one voice~
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1 posted 07-18-99 05:13 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Az.......I think this is your best work (in my own opinion, of course)!!! I am sitting here in awe! Wow... ~one voice~
DreamEvil
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2 posted 07-18-99 05:14 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Hey! Talk about profound, az, you did good. We were thinking the same things tonight.

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Being paranoid is the biggest reason I'm still around to practice my paranoia.
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Dragon
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since 07-14-99
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3 posted 07-18-99 09:10 AM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

I'm glad you choose yourself...it's what the world should see.Very Nice!
Lost Dreamer
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4 posted 07-18-99 02:54 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent! I really liked the direction, and the conclusion of this thought provoking poem. Thanks for sharing your abilities.
Saxoness
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5 posted 07-18-99 03:03 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Very nice work. Your piece reveals how we all feel at one time or another, but know not how to say it. I like it very much.

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"Glory remains unaware of
my neglected dwelling
where alone I sing my
tearful song which has
charms only for me."
-Charles Brugnot
azblond
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The Steamy Desert


6 posted 07-19-99 10:35 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

The masked feature I show now...revealing my true feelings to your responses...a smile! Thank You!

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For sometimes when the Darkness falls, we must surrender, take what is ours, and give what we can, and always remember love is somewhere waiting...


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