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Illusory Disguise

My reflection is vague, perception unclear.
My mind is like a shattered mirror 
That devises a veneer fashioned of my fears. 

I'm seized inside this illusory disguise 
That's only feeding me a mouth full of lies.
Oh, how I hunger to be recognized…

Actuality stays hidden behind the scenes:
What my eyes perceive is make believe.
Trickeries are fitted in deceiving sleeves.
I'm incapable of comprehending the genuine me.

By Anne Currin

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:58:00 PM
    Very reflective and with soul searching depth. Love the last line. Well done :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Good morning Anne.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Wow! Very well written... I really like this one!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Great poem, Love your work!

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations for being on the all time 100 best list.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:59:00 PM
    This is a powerful write Anne, awesome! Hope you are doing good ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 3:16:00 PM
    I can't believe I didn't read this before. I had thought I read them all ;} I see it was featured and you won with it " cool" I shall go thru all your poem to make sure I've read them all ;}

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Anne, I believe we filled our pens from the same inkwell.... Read "Reflection" in my portfolio and you'll see what I mean... This is a great write you have posted.... Love Ya... Jake

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Anne, :-). Congratulations, with your awesome HIT in the poet destroyer's contest. Hugs & Hugs** SKAT

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this poem

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:14:00 PM
    awesome poem. SandyIvy

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 6:42:00 AM
    This is so deserving! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:03:00 AM
    Stopping in with smiles.... :-) :-)... Congratulations, Thank you for taking your time and hooking me up with an awesome OLD # 1 hit... I had a hard time choosing the winners... please enjoy my blog when you have time. Hugs & Hugs.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:21:00 PM
    It's good to see you back too. Did you take down poems? You don't have new ones for me to see!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Hey lady! So good to see your smiling face around here again :) Thanks so much for your latest comment! I hope the summer is treating you well and inspiring you to write poetry!!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Good morning Anne, I hope all is well with you. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:15:00 PM
    YOur poetry just connected my soul to something i was dealing with you have so much to say and say it profoundly

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Hi Anne, i noticed I read all your poems... and the only reason I'm telling you this it's cause. I want to read something new... not that this is boring... but, come on I don't want to flood your poems with my comments. LOL...I have a habit of doing that... to others. Do us all a favor. post 20 poems before the month is over... LOL hugs and goodnight... Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Anne, perceptive descriptions of self discovery!! Congrats

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Very well done...and Congrats!