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The Mask

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 11-29-1999 11:00 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

Ok, this was written pretty quickly, I was trying to flood out some bad feelings..writing is a great outlet for emotion, don't you think?


A concrete mask
Concealing her soul
The masterful facade
Of cherished beauty
Painted exquisitely
Perfection, yes...
But horror really
The beauty is not hers
Molded against her will
By those who won't accept
Who she is inside
Once she blossomed
Petals outstretched
Reaching
Yearning for the sun
But now wilting
Crumbling to dust
Maybe never meant to grow
To live
To be truly understood
She hides
Behind the facade
Seething
Hatred boiling
The fuse is lighted
Now nearing it's end
Only a few
Will keep her from the fire
But maybe
The flames must smolder
And slowly die
Before she can move on.

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*Krista Knutson*

"When you start falling, who's gonna catch ya? I'm willing to betcha, it will be me." ~Faith Hill: It will be me~

© Copyright 1999 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-29-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Alwye - This is compelling, no matter why it was written.
Yes, it speaks volumes.
Feel better now?

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2 posted 11-29-1999 11:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, this does speak volumes. And yes, I also believe writing is a great outlet for pent up emotions. Great poem, Krista!

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It certainly is. And I think this poem is speaking loud and clear. Thanks.
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Thank you all very much.

Marge-- Yes, I'm working on feeling better.

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*Krista Knutson*

"When you start falling, who's gonna catch ya? I'm willing to betcha, it will be me." ~Faith Hill: It will be me~

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5 posted 11-30-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Great poem, Krista, and I have to agree with the others this does speak volumes. Writing definetly is a vent, and you're writing is always moving.. I hope you're feeling better soon (It's a wonderful sunshiney world filled with internet smileys )

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6 posted 11-30-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Beautifully written, loved it!
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7 posted 11-30-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Krista, this is excellent! You've managed to put all your feelings in this poem so perfectly.!
 
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