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The Stranger Inside Me

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The Stranger Inside Me

There's a stranger that lives deep inside of me
Who always shows up most unexpectedly
Usually with no one else around to see
Or demand me to be different than I want to be

This stranger hides far away from sight
To avoid causing yet another fight
Of its own opinion it has no right
Maybe I'll meet this stranger here tonight

I'll have candles and a bubble bath
Close the door to avoid confronting the wrath
Invite it in, go somewhere far away
Dream of my life, of another day

A bang on the door, it's clear to me
It's time to go back to reality
The stranger goes back inside where you can't see
Waiting to appear again at its next opportunity

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:42:00 PM
    This is a powerful and brilliant write. The reader can relate to what is being told in these words. Everyone has a secret identity and hides behind a mask sometimes. nice job

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Dear Donna,Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Great Monorhyme except for verse 3 If YOU had a Lipse as I did when I was younger than YOU could have used ath to rhyme with bath,but I can not thinkof any other words that rhyme with wrath. Superb Quill. I must Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comment on my POEM "I LOVE YOU LENORE" Did YOU see it Embedded in the POEM. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...HG - SOUP MAIL shortly as I did not Pre-Write it

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, your comments are so uplifting, after you..pointed them out! I found your embedded code...very clever.....Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Donna; I went back to read one of your old poems. It's a beauty. I guess, we all have a stranger inside of us, that no one else can see. maybe one day we can set tjhat stranger free. have a happy Easter. lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Lucilla...yes...everyone does I think...thanks for stopping...
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry your comments are so uplifting..after you pointed them out!!!! I found your embedded code...very clever!!!!!
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 4:17:00 PM
    The mirror of lies shows the disguise that can not be denied. The secret soul behind the mask where only it has cried. An answer waits there to be found. Next time when it comes back around. Love these kind of poems Donna. Peace. :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/7/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert ...I shall when it comes round again....occasionally....
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:26:00 AM
    This is an exceptionally well expressed poem, Donna, one telling a charming story that many of us have experienced ourselves at one time or another in our lives. Carl.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for taking time to write. I appreciate it. Yes I guess we all do. Blessings...
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 8:14:00 PM
    Wow such a fantastic write, a glorious write indeed my friend! I truly loved reading this amazing and incredible poem this evening Donna! What a powerful and insightful piece you have written about! Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/30/2013 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are always so kind Russell..insightful? Maybe...I'll get brave and really give ya some insight into my world later but life is mostly good... I'm a tough gal.