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A World Of Smiling Denial

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A World Of Smiling Denial

In a world of smiling denial
You live with a pretense of joy
And plaster on a false grin
                               Like a mask forced upon a porcelain child.

Life is a case of masks and mirrors.
You cover up grief,
                          Layer by layer,
Until, at last,
You can peek into the looking glass.

Life is a war against masks and mirrors.
The time comes
When one can’t peel off the life
                                     You fought to believe.
When you loose the battle
To get past the pretty glass.

Copyright © Kara McLain

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Excellent write and dead on....with love....old Jack

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 4:53:00 PM
    well said a poem of substance i like this, good writing

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 4:52:00 PM
    your poetry is so absolutely and utterly breath taking - Kyle

    McLain Avatar Kara McLain
    Date: 8/3/2011 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    again, thank you