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Shipwrecked

The serene mask I wear so well,
Falters and slips with every punishing blow.
I smile and laugh so you won’t see my reflection,
The joy you find causes me so much disaffection.
Is this the life you want me to have
When jealousy and hatred lies beneath 
Washing ashore our mangled justified teeth?
I decapitate my conscience from my heart, 
That’s the only way we ever got this far.
You say “I love you“ I say “I love you too“,
But why must I feel like I’m vanishing into the abyss without you?
I scream, you yell
I swear, you’re awakened
Is this time for real or are you just faking?
You say the right words that mean so much to me.
Yet the very next day we push each other down into the dead sea.
I find myself floating alone with the debris 
Searching for the one I thought could finally set me free
Scorchingly I realise I've been shackled gasping for that loving air
With a feeling that just won’t escape
It’s not love or hate but something that resides just below the surface
Lapping at the burning scars in its wake.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2012 3:45:00 PM

    A very powerful intense dear Aimee... ah love! Hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 7:00:00 PM

    A very descriptive write that kept me tuned in to your network. I did not change the channel once.

    Garside Avatar Aimee Garside Date: 8/24/2012 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the visit and kind words Robert ~hugs~ Aimee
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 5:26:00 AM

    Glad to know that these are old feelings...I was prepared to rescue you...lol..enjoyed!!

    Garside Avatar Aimee Garside Date: 8/15/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol oh my knight in shining armour! Thanks for the kind words, they put a smile on my face ~hugs~ Aimee
  1. Date: 8/14/2012 9:54:00 AM

    Love can be rough sometimes..I hope not your life now but just a work about a situation like this..Sara

    Garside Avatar Aimee Garside Date: 8/14/2012 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara and I am happy to report that these are very old feelings, now just a distant memory :) ~hugs~ Aimee
  1. Date: 8/13/2012 5:18:00 PM

    great write Aimee

    Garside Avatar Aimee Garside Date: 8/14/2012 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard! ~hugs~ Aimee
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 8:36:00 AM

    Powerful piece.. itense...

    Garside Avatar Aimee Garside Date: 8/11/2012 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the comment Michael, hope you are having a lovely night ~hugs~ Aimee