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Disguises we wear 
come off at night
as we grip our pillows tight 

Many times pondering 
upon our insignificant and trite lives....

Come morning blinded by 
the dawn's early light
we are reminded in spite 
of the many rays that shine
that we can fake many things
but we can't  hide the truths
in ourselves we so desperately try to deny...

Copyright © Madelin Barton

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  1. Date: 9/10/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Madelin, This work is touching and so true. It tugs the tears from my eyes.. I for one hide behind a disguise every day. Great work Very different but well written, and effective. Almost like you know many of us. Awesome work. Love Linda :-)

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    Date: 9/10/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know what I fear I just refuse to let anyone in but that leaves for a life devoid of substance thank you for reading my many attempts to heal through little trinkets of thoughts I wish to call poetry HUGS you and thanks you for reading my poems~ Maddie B
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:50:00 PM
    A very well written poem! I love it Madelin! Great write, I love the beginning! I mean the whole poem as well. A totally great write all together! We face battles every day of our lives, and depending on who we win or lose those define who we are. We fear for our lives and our loved ones. And one battle we face is sacrifice, which will come at any minute of our lives. Great poem, so true! Awsome Madelin! :) xoxo

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:36:00 AM
    - Yes, it's true ... very well written ... relevant to all. - Thank you, Madelin! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Hmmm. Nice ...don't we live in a society filled with deceptions? and that deception consume every human being, everyone goes around wearing a beguiling mask, but underneath is the true self. Very nice poem. Thank you for reminding us.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Hi Madelin, Some basic truth here about the persona of people...Well penned.. Ken.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:43:00 PM
    i learned from t.v. a long time ago Be Your self. You never read happy over joyious poetry from me. why because it has happened in such a long time. mask are for salesmen. and liars.