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My Moribund Mask - a tribute to lonliness

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My Moribund Mask - a tribute to lonliness

With my knees to my chin,
And my arms to my chest,
And my eyes to the dead space,
And my cheek to the floor,
My lip to the other,
And my mind on the door,

And they’re pooling, unknowing,
Forlorn tears, not flowing,
Caught and held by the eye shape
That’s protected and glazed.
They look to the inside,
At the fire that blazed.

But still is my breathing
And blank my expression,
And neutral the lip set,
And limp my position,
With minimal movement,
It became tradition

With thoughts that plough forward,
Bereft in my small world,
Just waiting and empty;
As always I’m cleaving 
To hope that I don’t trust;
Assurance that’s leaving.

And it swells to a wail,
That will silently howl
Through a heart that is sobbing
It collapses in grief.
Though eyes don’t betray me;
The glimmer is brief.

Though the torture maintains
Its unyielding grip,
My swelled heart thuds sedition
Against rusty iron bars,
You won’t see me hurting
Through my moribund mask,
No you won’t see my heart 
Through my moribund mask.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2009 8:25:00 AM
    I have those day, I know those days, knowing them I come to you ... to sit in silence and join your mourn ... while our poem tells the world our private thing ... peace and courage, bravo

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 5:19:00 PM
    Excellent way to express your pain I loved every line I couldn't wait to see what you'd say next. Excellent language throughout the whole piece very different !!! Keep writing I enjoyed this! Laura :) I know it was sadness you spoke of but I just loved it!