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brian madden
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Adore me

“Vanity of Vanities, the Preacher says,
Vanity of vanities. All is Vanity.” - Ecclesiastes.

Freed from stone, given form
and made warm by your love,
then cast out into the coldest dawn.
Presented as perfection to this world,
abandoned, grounded and wingless.

In this world of mirrors I fed on their adoration;
a rich delicacy consumed in greed.
The weight of worship bloated my skin.
Adored: but rejected as soon as the cracks surfaced.
Moving my fingers in desperation over the scars,

(Scratch, abrade, scratch the surface)

There was no way to erase this,
even abused and betrayed myself.
In desperation I attempted to induce vomiting.
Met with failure, I severed my arms for silence at last.
Once again adored: The true Venus De Milo.


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Denise
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Very well done, Brian! I enjoyed this immensely!  

Denise
Janet Marie
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Presented as perfection to this world,
abandoned, grounded and wingless.

In this world of mirrors I fed on their adoration;
a rich delicacy consumed in greed.
The weight of worship bloated my skin.
Adored: but rejected as soon as the cracks surfaced.
Moving my fingers in desperation over the scars,

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deep you go again.
strong imagery as always...
even stronger emotions.
we must learn to love ourselves thru our own eyes...
though that is difficult to do...
we can never live up to everyone elses expectations...
if we first cant live up to our own.
am I even close to your thoughts here?
*smile*
your too deep for my tired mind  
later poet-gator,
jm

 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


netswan
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This is wonderful Brian -
Deep -- that is where beauty
usually resides - the outside
could be considered a gift that
is only a loan for a little while

netswan
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Your imagery here is impactable Brian.  An excellent read!

Marina
brian madden
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5 posted 05-16-2000 01:28 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Thanks to all for your kind comments,
I agree Janet that we can never live up to others expectations, it is hard enough to live up to our own sometimes. I agree netswan that our bodies are just shells in fact I believe that what is on inside is more beautiful, valuable and important. Still image is an obsession of our society,
we are basically set a standard of beauty to comply with, how can any one person define beauty?  

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