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Masquerade

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Masquerade


The mask wears a smile for all to see
painted in brilliant red
Eyes that sparkle with glittered ease
that never a tear has shed

Cheeks adorned perfectly in rosy hue
youthfulness expressed
Absent are frowns and wrinkles seen
in faces that live oppressed 


5/14/2012

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 2:24:00 AM
    this reminds me of the song "Tracks Of My Tears". Good write - JH

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Hi Deb, seems I lose track of you and then fortunately find you again. Isn't it true w all have a mask to wear when it is convenient. I have been guilty too. Great thought in this!

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 10:47:00 PM
    I left a comment on your comment... Thanks for the "sink"! : )

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 9:32:00 AM
    wowsie.. congrats on your sparkling win, debra..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 7:56:00 PM
    Should we pretend or is "what you see is what you get" the better way. Good question Debra but probably has no answers. So cool to think on! :)

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Oh this is so brilliant Debra, the things that are hidden in life, wow this is so good. harry

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Debra, it is hard to keep wearing that mask, trying to fool others when we are adults. However, children need no masks of joy - as you say they have not faced oppression yet. Excellent flow and perfect rhyme just add to the significance of this message about youth and innocence. Awesome! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Debra, it is hard to keep wearing that mask, trying to fool others when we are adults. However, children need no masks of joy - as you say they have not faced oppression yet. Excellent flow and perfect rhyme just add to the significance of this message about youth and innocence. Awesome! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:26:00 AM
    congratualtions! Cindy Lu

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 10:47:00 AM
    clever write, Debra. Many congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:47:00 PM
    This is really good, Debra. But that mask still can't compare to the real thing!

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:32:00 PM
    I've changed the last 2 lines...the others just didn't work like I wanted them too.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:31:00 PM
    I've changed the last 2 lines...the others just didn't work like I wanted them too.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 6:51:00 PM
    nicely done Debra...thanks for stopping by..always...Joseph

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 6:50:00 PM
    nicely done Debra...thanks for stopping by..always...Joseph

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Interesting work..I got that if one is depressed their face looks different..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Yes, I heard on the doctors about Rasbery candy being flavored with the Castor Gland of the Beaver and I did some research about the subject..Sara

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/14/2012 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    One often hides behind a mask of pretense of "everything is fine"...."I'm fine'....EVEN when they are not. That was my intent anyway. Thanks for dropping by !!
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Most of us have a mask Debra, only the nearest know what is behind. Very well written, thank you Debra.Hope you are well. - oxox love from Anne-Lise

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/14/2012 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So true !! Thank you !!
  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:08:00 AM
    ohh, debra... a finely written piece taking my mind up into the dizzying heights also...hope we don;t need to wear the mask of pretense.. :) huggs!

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/14/2012 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    huggs and thanks my friend !!