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pay no attention to the girl behind the mask,

like the man behind the curtain she'll give you all you ask.

but who gives her?

she'll wither away never knowing who you were.

aint it sad?

how no one recognizes what they had.

pay no attention to the boy and his guitar,

strumming chords to drown his loneliness that still it wont get him very far

but still he tries

so that nobody sees he cries

aint it sad?

how people treat bad

they paid no attention as they crossed the crowded room

seeing shadow after shadow, wilting slowly as they bloom

then they see

each one more miserable than he

is it true?

theres some more miserable than you

All the innocent bystanders in the crowd they wait and listen

for some tiny inclination that their voices have been risen 

were they heard?

by someone greater and absurd

so that they feel

they're a little bit more real

the girl the boy and all the people in the world

bathe in the sun and shed their skin as high up in the air they twirled

beneath the moon 

they could see eachother bloom

could it be?

things are worth what can't be seen


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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 6:59:00 PM
    Gosh you got me hooked on the first try. this is great stuff and this goes into my faves. John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Interesting work..Sara