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Faces and Masks

You have her face, but not her eyes. 
Fragrant words, but sweetened lies.
All my poems spilled onto your page, 
kept inside more than ink, a quiet rage. 

You have her face, but not her eyes. 
Whispered words and lonely sighs. 
A dream that won't come true, 
sorry to say she isn't you. 

You have her face, but not her eyes. 
A love affair dressed in disguise. 
All my love laid behind her shadow, 
you're the echo the voice couldn't follow. 
I wish you were different and that you'd grow wise, 
you have her face, but not her eyes.

Copyright © John Allen


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  1. Date: 7/19/2015 4:53:00 PM

    JOHN, Stopped by to say hello, I enjoyed reading your poem today. FOREVER <3 SKAT
  1. Date: 3/23/2015 11:40:00 PM

    Hi, JOHN the word I was trying to use to describe e your poem was wonderful. Also it was a beautiful read. Thank you for written such good poetry. Rating #7
  1. Date: 3/23/2015 11:34:00 PM

    Hi, John just read your poem, the written was wonder. You have her face, but not her soul or sprit. I totally get it, keep written you are great.