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I can not believe her,
As there alone she sits
Eyes scrutinizing everyone
Moisture on her lips
Her face as hard as iron
Beneath the caked on artifice
She need rely on no one
She is no longer nice

Her very core is blackened
Her eyes, they will not see
The despair that she portrays
As she shuns her purity
A commodity, not a woman
It what she has become
Her only aim survival
A foil for someone's fun

She's just a vacant vessel
To be used again and again
If lucky with affection
Sometimes with numbing pain
Oh, if only someone had loved her
If only someone had cared
Oh poor ravaged face once beautiful
How badly you have fared

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Carol H. Love, Carol

    henderson Avatar carol henderson
    Date: 1/4/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Carol, I am so very happy and humbled that I have got this far. Love Carol
  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it to the final round. Very nice. Love, Joyce

    henderson Avatar carol henderson
    Date: 1/4/2012 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your congratulations Joyce, I was so surprised when I saw your comment that I had got through. Love Carol
  1. Date: 9/13/2011 7:49:00 PM
    Hope you don't mind me visiting again but I enjoyed this all over again and was thinking how we can all wear two faces, one for the world and one for the inner self. Have a good night Carol.

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 8:32:00 PM
    This is so special Carol, The story is so sad but your verse gives such life to it. Amazing!

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 6:28:00 AM
    Carol, Thank you for reading my poem about my Blind Brother In Law The Preacher... Now, I just want to say: You really bring it, telling this important chapter of one of our sisters desparate way of life. I hope you will write many more poems for us... I love your style....James

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 4:33:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Carol. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 7:17:00 PM
    Sad tale nicely told, carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 12:56:00 PM
    very compelling and sad. great start in your poetry soup repertoire

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 11:52:00 AM
    Excellent diction and imagery and a great first poem. :)