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The Face You Mask [Imagination Lives]

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Sunshine
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0 posted 10-29-2003 11:04 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Aye, I hear you, breathing,
chilling nape of neck and bearing low
on this heart, that would dance, or sing,
as you creep, stilling limbs and thought,
aye, I feel you, clinging.

You are but an evil sty, tempting me
to hide in shadow, that you would render me
sightless, unconcerned, and fill me with reasoning
for why I would break my pen, and let my well
go dry; You, who are wickedly immortal,
having walked this earth too long, Be Gone.

That I dared to name you when I first recognized you,
casting hold on yet another,
one who weakened under your gaze,
who began to see you as haven, not knowing you are
but death to laughter, and joy, and song ~

Aye, that was when you thrust your sinful blackness
into mine own heart, squeezing breath and left me,
gasping for light, and air,
and all that could be right in this space
that I deign to occupy.

You mask your face wisely, believing glitter would
hold me, when I wouldst trounce darkness,  
casting your breath aside, for though I seek whispers, I seek
it not in your name, nor your face, and despise
that I should have to spurn you

For I know of love, that it should be given freely,
and thus, you pale, with ragged gasp, that I would
deign to love you,
as evil and wicked as you are, but you might never know
unless you cast the black aside,
of tenderness, and rarity, nor the exquisite touch
of a beauteous hand to your beastly countenance.

Despair and sadness be your cloak and mask,
anguish be your horse, and gloom shall ever be your room, for
misery would wall you, and lost hope be that upon which
you dine, but not I, not I.  I shall not be your meal
this day, nor tomorrow, for you will find me

in dance with childhood, and ever well dip
into ink the pen, then draw the pen
to parchment, gift the parchment to souls,
that you should die a swift death,
that I may take a free breath,
and Live, within my
imagination.

© Copyright 2003 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Gentle Spirit
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1 posted 10-29-2003 11:08 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

For I know of love, that it should be given freely,
and thus, you pale, with ragged gasp, that I would
deign to love you,
as evil and wicked as you are, but you might never know
unless you cast the black aside,
of tenderness, and rarity, nor the exquisite touch
of a beauteous hand to your beastly countenance.


This has a big sigh attached to it Kari....I much needed this today.  Puts perspective on many things, in many ways....
but you know already...

THANK YOU
EvocativeVerse2
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2 posted 10-29-2003 11:10 AM       View Profile for EvocativeVerse2   Email EvocativeVerse2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EvocativeVerse2

Wow! That is quite the piece Sunshine. As I was reading it I kept seeing a shadow standing in the middle of a darken stage and the spotlight upon you as you blast out your solioquy. (Dang did I speel that right.) Oh well I am too lazy this morning to look it up in the dictionary. I've only had 2 1/2 hours sleep in the last 48 hours. LOL! Dang insomnia. Well done my friend!

Remember, if you're not part of the future, you're history!

littlewing
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3 posted 10-29-2003 11:12 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Kari?

that breathing on your neck bothers me there *smile*

yes Begone! indeed

keep the pen flowing Lady
this is a masterpiece
xxoo
Marty Baird
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4 posted 10-29-2003 12:08 PM       View Profile for Marty Baird   Email Marty Baird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marty Baird

It certainly holds your attention Thanks
Logan
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5 posted 10-29-2003 12:52 PM       View Profile for Logan   Email Logan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Logan

Sissie, very gentle smile..I am glad that you came out of the darkness at the end..Very well done indeed...
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hauntingly beautiful

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Wow...!!!
Eric
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This is haunting... in the very best sense of the word. Absolutely beautiful, Sunshine. You do know how to weave a marvelous tapestry of words.

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It's no wonder that I am such a huge fan of both you and your writing!

HHH
Linda

No tricks! Just treats!
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Karilea

Light and love will always triumph!  
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That I dared to name you when I first recognized you,
casting hold on yet another,
one who weakened under your gaze,
who began to see you as haven, not knowing you are
but death to laughter, and joy, and song ~

Sadly, this eases my pain and cushions the blow.   I suppose because often times I feel like I'm the only one who has ever been burned.  NOT, I know, but it feels like you
just opened the flood gates and let her rip!

Karilea~ You are such a fine poetess.
Thank you so much for this!!!
Sunshine
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12 posted 11-01-2003 11:21 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Bluesy, that's what we need to do, sometimes - open the flood gates and let 'er rip.  I'm glad you found something in this...there should always be something for everyone.

Martie, I couldn't agree more.  Thank you, dear friend.

Linda, a very kind comment.  Thank you.

Ed, you're quite the weaver yourself.  Write on!

Ericc, smiling back.  Thank you.

Thank you, Dixie

Logan, I don't do well dwelling in darkness very long - for some reason, a silver lining always shows through.  I'll never be a Stephen King, that's for sure!

Thank you for stopping by, Marty!

Susie...as well it should...if it made you aware of any kind of feeling, then I know I did it right.  Thanks for reading.

Evocative, perhaps the right person could read these words and cause a chill down another's back.  We'll have to try that sometime at a reading, you think?

Donna, you are more than welcome.  Just remember, we can always find our way out.  Even if we have to hug someone...

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13 posted 11-03-2003 03:15 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Well blow me away why don't you.

For I know of love, that it should be given freely,
and thus, you pale, with ragged gasp, that I would
deign to love you,
as evil and wicked as you are, but you might never know
unless you cast the black aside,
of tenderness, and rarity, nor the exquisite touch
of a beauteous hand to your beastly countenance.

Despair and sadness be your cloak and mask,
anguish be your horse, and gloom shall ever be your room, for
misery would wall you, and lost hope be that upon which
you dine, but not I, not I.  I shall not be your meal
this day, nor tomorrow,


Very powerful Karilea.

Love it!

keeping it too.

Maree

fate is not just
whose cooking  smells good
but which way the wind blows

(Ani DiFranco)

Sunshine
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Maree, little one, I think your personal library is over-flowing, don't you?     
Duncan
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15 posted 11-03-2003 09:09 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

"You mask your face wisely, believing glitter would
hold me, when I wouldst trounce darkness,  
casting your breath aside, for though I seek whispers, I seek
it not in your name, nor your face, and despise
that I should have to spurn you

For I know of love, that it should be given freely,
and thus, you pale, with ragged gasp, that I would
deign to love you,
as evil and wicked as you are, but you might never know
unless you cast the black aside,
of tenderness, and rarity, nor the exquisite touch
of a beauteous hand to your beastly countenance.

Despair and sadness be your cloak and mask,
anguish be your horse, and gloom shall ever be your room, for
misery would wall you, and lost hope be that upon which
you dine, but not I, not I.  I shall not be your meal
this day, nor tomorrow, for you will find me"

You were going to let me miss this, weren't you?     
Hear the sound as hammer hits nail, square...

[This message has been edited by Duncan (11-03-2003 09:20 PM).]

TomMark
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16 posted 02-12-2008 01:46 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

wonderful!!
latearrival
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17 posted 02-20-2008 12:25 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Excellent!  late"
 
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