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A World Of Smiling Denial

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A World Of Smiling Denial

In a world of smiling denial
You live with a pretense of joy
And plaster on a false grin
                               Like a mask forced upon a porcelain child.

Life is a case of masks and mirrors.
You cover up grief,
                          Layer by layer,
Until, at last,
You can peek into the looking glass.

Life is a war against masks and mirrors.
The time comes
When one can’t peel off the life
                                     You fought to believe.
When you loose the battle
To get past the pretty glass.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 5:00:00 PM

    Excellent write and dead on....with love....old Jack

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 4:53:00 PM

    well said a poem of substance i like this, good writing

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 4:52:00 PM

    your poetry is so absolutely and utterly breath taking - Kyle

    McLain Avatar Kara McLain Date: 8/3/2011 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    again, thank you