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Pain covered by beauty,
Standing behind a mirror of myself, 
Cut deeply by the shattering pieces as my true self emerges.
Behold the truth that lies behind my placid eyes,
The heart wrenching pain hidden by my laugh,
I am what this world has made me to be,
Cruel, Angry, Torn.
Seeking answers in my mind,
I feel there is no tangible hope.
I cannot grasp what i have never trully believed to be there.
I can only sit and wait for the inevitable,
I can only sit and wait with no one but my shadow beside me,
Daunting me,
Reminding me how dark this world can be.
Embittered at what my once joyful life has turned into,
A blaze of hate and sorrow consumes me entirely, 
Until I am forced to relinquish the pain and tears built up inside me.
At that moment I am rendered helpless,
I open my eyes only to find myself embattled.
These enemies of mine are not human but the result of what they have caused.

Copyright © suzanne hoyt

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  1. Date: 8/16/2014 10:54:00 AM
    Hi Suzanne: Welcome to the soup. A sad but provacative poem. Hope to see more. Great write.

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 7:26:00 AM
    very nice feelings, loved it,

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Suzanne, :) Congratulations, on having your poem featured on the Poetry Soup's Home Page..... Always & Forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 12:32:00 AM
    Well done babylove. Its a privilege to see your work in person, but to see it online is quite inspiring! The world wants to know, when will you bless us with another written gem!?! Xoxo -V

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 12:12:00 PM
    great write,don't let the past control your present or your future,anger consumes,let it out in words,tears or just leave it in the hands of the Almighty,welcome to the Soup,we will always be here for you Suzannne

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    Date: 11/2/2012 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your words of wisdom, I completely agree with what you said. I've always tried to deal with my pain in healthy ways. Venting through my writing lifts huge weights off of my shoulders! I appreciate yourfeedback. :) -Suzanne
  1. Date: 5/18/2010 12:38:00 PM
    overflowing with emotion, very descriptive and alive - active. very good, and thank you, chuck

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 3:17:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Suzanne. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 3:00:00 PM
    good write. It kind of reminded me of one of my favorite poems "We wear the Mask"