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My shell,
My defense,
My only comfort,
I, that is, my true being,
My consciousness, 
My essence,
Simply, as it is my nature, tread not beyond the shield,
My armor is bound to me along with misleading expressions,
The walls, in which, my thoughts remain,
My mask conceals, contains, deceives,
My fortress,
Behind both latch and lock,
Cast without call for hinge, nor key,
My shell.

Ellis Cobb

Written for the contest: Zodiac Zones
Contest sponsored by: Nette Onclaud


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  1. Date: 7/10/2011 8:13:00 AM

    Ellis, a great job, very pleased to see an honorable win for you in Nette's contest. "Congratulations" Agape, Moses
  1. Date: 7/10/2011 7:45:00 AM

    congrats ellis on your fantastic win in Nette's contest with this brilliant beauty on Cancer sign in zodiac zones luv.. my Mom was a Cancer so can relate luv..
  1. Date: 7/10/2011 5:13:00 AM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest of nette, Ellis
  1. Date: 7/8/2011 11:39:00 PM

    thanks for joining, ellis.. nicely done... am now reviewing entries.. hope rules were followed as this is gooood!:) huggs, nette