Sunday, July 17, 2011

Magpie Tales Poetry Prompt

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Mask.

Your skin shines radiant
Like the luminescent moon,
But you hide it with a mask
Of darkness.
You cover your beauty
With delusions of
Brokeness.
You define yourself
With the words of others
And smear on their lies
With a powdery brush.
You hide yourself from the world
Like that will stop the bleeding,
But it never will.
Because, you embrace destruction
And clothe yourself with its
Claws.
Disarm yourself,
My love demands it,
And replace your mask
With me.

16 comments:

  1. I like the idea of smearing on lies with a powdery brush.

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  2. this is stunning to read - fantastic imagery

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  3. "You define yourself with the words of others and smear on their lies with a powdery brush."

    What a wonderful image.

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  4. So many of us wear masks at different times in our lives... powerful ending!

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  5. I can relate to this one a bit. Hiding away does not stop the bleeding. Indeed.

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  6. Thank you all!!!! I appreciate your generosity!

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  7. That is a powerful poem with an even more powerful message of love for the wearer not the mask! Good stuff.

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  8. Very nice, fevered pitch here. xxxj

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  9. This is beautiful. Why do I always feel like you've climbed in my head?

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  10. Tess- That is the single greatest compliment anyone could ever give me on my writing. Thank you!!!

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  11. Powerful, raw... wonderfully insightful!

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  12. You had me until the last line. I do very much like the delusions of brokenness and smearing on lies

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  13. I appreciate the effort, thought and skill you put into your poetry. Thank you.

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  14. How come I always feel my heart Jump when I read your poems? Its like... I don't know... Jash.. Your my favorite poet.

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