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All that glitters

I am a book
with a cover of glitter and gold
an object of pure admiration
a character that's bold
a glamorous entity
a star about to unfold,
but you cant see through me 
and my story is untold.

If you took off my covers
then what would you see
my page of black and a soul
that's not free,
bound by threads they captivate me.

The early chapters of the tale
depict an inerasable past,
chiseled out by misfortune over
which sorrow is cast,
so, to cover up the pain I wear
my glittery mask,
it's so very easy, I smile
and make the smile last.

But when I trow away the covers
that I so craftily mould,
and forget about my mask that's 
worn out and old,
and cant find all the warmth in a
race that's so cold,
that will then be my rebirth and
my story retold.

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  1. Date: 1/18/2011 4:35:00 AM
    Good morning and thank you for sharing your poetry Michael. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today and I hope you will continue to write. The best to you in your writing endeavors whatever they may be in 2011. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:26:00 PM
    Nice words expressed in here Michael... your poetry stands out......

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:15:00 PM
    Michael, this is an excellent write, profound with wonderful rhyme, unforced which I so admire.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Michael, first, this shows you're honest with yourself. And all of us wear mask at one time or another and for different reasons, but dont let your past define you..it's just what it is...past..Thank God for free will we have the option to let go of it...stat anew! We who are lucky to be alive this day have the opportunity to change who we were yesterday..we have a gift...a new day, Michael! Grab yours, my friend. Blessings, Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 1:52:00 PM
    wow! what a way to glitter.. enjoyed~skat