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Denise
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0 posted 01-01-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

Masquerade

Your sly slick way feigns savoir faire;  
Your craftiness is cloaked with flair;

With such finesse you play the game
But treachery is thy true name;

Antithesis of integrity
Of all virtue, all nobility;

Fidelity you’ve fast betrayed;
Your constancy is sheer charade;

Lese-majesty’s the crown you wear;
The realm you rule is sure despair;

Pure perfidy has been portrayed;
Duplicity – thy shame’s displayed.



2/99



 Denise

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Mike
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1 posted 01-01-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

This I like... much.
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It is too bad that there are such.  Great poem Denise.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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3 posted 01-01-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

THis is fantastic Denise....the wording is great  

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.

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4 posted 01-01-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful Poem, Denise  
Just is sad that there is such souls

Julie
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Whew...I know a few who fit this one   Nicely stated  
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So well done, Denise!
But who is this guy?
Great poem!
Liz
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7 posted 01-01-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Mike, Martie, First Knight, Whiskey, Ruth and Elizabeth for reading and commenting. Is is always appreciated!

Yes, it is a shame that there are people like this in the world. I haven't come across too many, though, but then even one is more than enough.

Elizabeth - Not a guy, a woman. Who is she? Nobody important, anymore. But, thanks for asking.

 Denise



[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 01-01-2000).]
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Denise this is so sad! Beautifully written...I've been there too and you're right, one is too many!

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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9 posted 01-02-2000 01:19 AM       View Profile for mama duck   Email mama duck   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mama duck

Denise, This is very nice. Surely there are quite a few people this awful, we all know some. And there are many far, far worse.

How clearly, (and in so few words), a well done poem conveys such a clear and understood picture. Wonderful. Chris
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Denise, you state your feelings weel with this one.  It is a shame there are poeple like this.  And you are right, even one is more than enough!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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11 posted 01-02-2000 02:25 AM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

I agree with everyone here, interesting how we learn and these people do not become so important anymore..here's to growth! Great poem!  
Tamera
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Such a skillfully crafted and stinging piece of work. Wonderful end line. Nicely read aloud...an exercise in enunciation, to be sure.

[This message has been edited by Meadowmuse (edited 01-02-2000).]
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d very nicely put twas this every line a killer in perfectoness
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14 posted 01-02-2000 04:16 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I am particularly impressed by the formatting as it resembles a woman's figure. 'Tis verse steeped in truth.

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

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Nicely done, Denise - I'm glad she's no longer an issue for you....Let the sun shine in!!
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16 posted 01-02-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Rebecca, Chris, Echo, Tamera, Meadowmuse, Walt, Dream and Nan for reading and commenting. The person who inspired this has surely been a test in forgiveness for me. I still struggle with it, although, I have come a long way, but only with the help of God whose forgiveness of us is far and above what any of us deserves for sure!

Dream- I wish the formatting were intentional, but, alas, I am not that creative! But thanks anyway for noticing!


 Denise

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Well done Denise!!!  (as if anything you write is less!   )

This one packs quite the punch. Brava!


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


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Thanks so much, Caroline, for your kind comments!   I'm glad you enjoyed it!

 Denise

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19 posted 01-02-2000 12:38 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is great! Very well done! But yanno... I'd be willing to bet she wouldn't recognize herself... no matter how well you described her... people like that don't! *G*
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20 posted 01-02-2000 12:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You're probably right, Suthern. Thanks for reading and commenting!

 Denise

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Okay, kiddo.  Every writer knows that these things aren't made up.  We always write about ourselves . . .  )  So who is he?
Denise
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You are correct, Broker, this is not made up!  (some of my writings are, though!) I find it interesting, though, that people assumed it was a guy!     It's not about a guy. Thanks for reading and commenting!

 Denise

 
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