Donning a mask each morning Wearing it carefully Hiding my fears and longings Protecting the real me. Someone looks through the layers - What's this? Can it be? Complete and total acceptance On a beloved face I see.
Well... I can wish, can't I? *G* This is great, Deer one!
Oh, do I have a kiss for you!! This is so perfect for me today......my husband and I were just speaking of this subject a night or two ago.......no other man in my life has ever taken the time or wanted to look past my layers to find me....just my husband.......and believe me, I don't have too many layers hiding my heart......thank you for this poem.......it's wonderful!! -SEA
'Someone who looked for pearls in oysters - diamonds in the coal'. It doesn't get any better than that when you have someone like that in your life! I have a new favorite poem of yours now, Balladeer! Fabulous!
Member Rara Avis
psst, 'Deer - when do we get down to that layer where your mother made you wear dresses? And what about that layer involving the roaches? hmmm??? I like the poem - I especially like this style of using complete sentences for most lines.
OH, thanks for putting this one up there so I could find it and bump it too. You really have to write more often. Lately you have not been.I know you are a busy guy. How is the book coming? latearrival/jo
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