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Broken Pieces

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Broken Pieces

as I greet the ones with two faces
standing behind me 
I put on my mask first 
hide the broken pieces
from hollow minds 
blend in 
the ache is unlocked from within 
I feel empty words spill 
uncaring eyes not caring to see me 
for who I am 
who am I 
damaged beyond repair 
tightly wound 
I long to open my trapped heart 
release emotions seldom free
reaching for relief 
I pace myself 
hoping to waken my soul 
there is no match 
for the tremendous power
of fear  

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  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:53:00 AM

    well done. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 8:25:00 AM

    Thought provoking write on betrayal. Congrats on the win, betty

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

    Wonderful writing. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 7:36:00 AM

    Congrats on the win Betty .A great one is this.

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 8:12:00 PM

    Enjoyed the write and congrats on the fine win, Betty

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 4:35:00 PM

    Betty! Congrats on your nice poem and great win! 7 G.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:19:00 AM

    congratulations Betty..... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:38:00 PM

    Congrats - nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Great one reaching deeply and expressing what so many feel in the inner man..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:29:00 AM

    more like the cape crusader. .x.x Congrats on your win.Morgan

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:55:00 AM

    Congrats on your poem winning in the contest, Betty

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:45:00 PM

    Nice poem with hope to wake the broken soul...cogratulation!!!

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:08:00 PM

    Hi Betty, another cutting edge poem... deep... Congratulations!!! Thanks for supporting my contest with this amazing poem and imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""The Wind."" OR blog! "Tears in Heaven" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15911&PoetID=18720 --take care Always & Forever <3 Linda

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:17:00 PM

    OHHH! YOU SAY SO MANY TRUTHS HERE!!!! SO BRILLIANT...I LOVE IT!! PS...(In reference to your comment on my poem) Yeah...funny how a gal can make you weak in the knees here...from just looking at her Avatar...? NO...there are only a couple here that do that to me...but...I'ts mostly their beautiful minds...that in the end... do that to me...By the way...Post Your Avatar!!! You've already established your beautiful mind.

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:06:00 AM

    Betty, it is hard for one to hide the broken pieces. I can imagine and relate to the imagery above. It's hard having to face the world, when no one knows how to wake your soul... :-(... luv~ Linda