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Your Judas Like Tan

""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with Benedict A 
Your eyes hide the truth, like a lost domain in space 

Darling, that will never cut what bleeds from a mother's heart
My precious doll, your feathers are mourning like a flightless dove
Is this to be love, standing there while I fall apart
Our younger years, display nothing but love,
Like the wonder years, you will remain more precious than a gem 
From one betrayal to another, a heart colder than winters zone
That never counts as failure, when it comes to unconditional love
Darling, the pain and secrets were never yours to absorb alone 

"My sweet darling, Let me hold you once more!"

My beautiful girl, the nights grow random like sin 
Your mind's fast at switching grapes on a vine 
Fault, from a mother to son, too much exposure from the sun
Insanity and sin remain, from a mother to her daughter 
Soaking in salt that protects me from a loaded gun
A shameful way to sunbathe your skin like a shooting star
My beautiful daughter, you put my heart behind bars

My dearest cry baby, you're all grown up these days
Sweetheart, I don't see you going home
These towels will not dry
The feeling of fresh flowers from the center core
Your man-made drama spreads through every walkway
Allowing darkness to reach the floor

-- Once again the sun, has revealed your Judas like tan
Your tears have flowed, one too many times
Here we are, covering every bruise
Raising every brow in hope everything's gone
Darling, no one will love you like I do
I whisper your name and wish life had nothing to misplace

Sweet darling, your eyes are rolling dice
A low roll of dominoes misleading everyone the wrong way
This time I can't cover your mistake with a blanket, 
My little darling, you have gone too far
Your paper dolls aren't cutting smiles from this frown
I've always known your the Iscariot, 
Selling your soul for a mere quarter

These tears were never yours to sell for at the end
Our sins will have more weight than a thousand pounds of amber
My beautiful darling, I forgive you every day, 
I want you to know, I'm Sorry about the things I had to enunciate
I don't understand how easily you trampled our bed of roses
Carrying over the moon in your treason white gown

Darling, Mommy wants you to understand
The voice of reason was for your own good
The knife in my back is rusted
The father clock continues to stand still
Sweet child, the allusion you left behind faded long ago
Contradicting your life with your infamous pretty face logo

My dearest cry baby!
Why the tan lotion, where's your sense of guilt?
Is this another game of child's play?
Darling, it's time to put them toys away

"My Sweet Darling, I need to hold you once more."

By: PD

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/24/2017 4:44:00 PM
The Mother-to-Daughter emotional exchange is powerful and profoundly human in this seminal poem, PD. Vulnerabilities exposed is a good thing. Knowing and acknowledging our flaws keep us humble, keep us grounded. This poem is a jewel in the pantheon of PSoup poetry. A rare treasure gift from a consummate poetess. Love always.
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Date: 8/19/2016 1:04:00 AM
Enjoyed this immensely. W
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Date: 7/28/2016 11:32:00 AM
Very emotional and it allows me to move from one picture to another. I love your work. Keep it up.
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Date: 7/12/2016 12:32:00 PM
Wow elements OF greatness here.your use of insanity mingled with emotional overload is perfection It's devilishly clever yet it permeates with your own vulnerability too
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Date: 9/16/2015 9:31:00 PM
Dear Linda Honesty is the center core to friendship, I believe this to be true, this is so long but in the length is the deviling of the detail, I love the meaning and emotions you've put into this work, interesting contrasts to it's multiply levels, alot of metaphors but I enjoyed it for it's whole flavorings of thought put forth here, cheir
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Date: 7/14/2015 8:10:00 PM
Impressive a smorgasbord of metaphor and I enjoyed every morsel.
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Date: 4/19/2015 3:01:00 PM
I remember arguing with my Mom during my teen days and I can see now why it hurt her so much. Though we disagreed, I still loved her... A deeply moving and emotive write, PD. Congrats on the win! Glad to see this get the placement it deserves :)
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Date: 4/18/2015 6:01:00 PM
Thank you so much Rob, giving us another chance with a poem that did not cut yesterday's taste buds. HUGS... congrats to ME
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Date: 4/15/2015 7:09:00 PM
Congrats Linda!
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Date: 4/15/2015 8:39:00 AM
Our children have no idea how much we love them, just like Christ died for us, we would rather die for our children. A 7 and congratulations on your win, to a wonderful talented person Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 4/15/2015 4:42:00 AM
congrats Linda:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/15/2015 2:02:00 AM
Congrats LInda.
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Date: 3/22/2015 9:26:00 AM
Linda.. You are such a talent my friend, congrats on your big win!
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Date: 3/21/2015 2:32:00 PM
Congrats Linda, a fine heart written write! Luv Keith:-)
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Date: 3/19/2015 11:48:00 PM
Great write Linda! Ah the feelings,, the emotions,, wow ! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 3/19/2015 6:32:00 PM
Congrats on your HM on this great poem I enjoyed it Hugs,Jason
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Date: 3/19/2015 12:13:00 PM
ooo, Congratulations to me... Thank you so much, Carol, I did not even think I'd place. It was a delight to enter one of my personal and favorite poems. Love LINDA
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Date: 3/16/2015 10:45:00 AM
Great turn of phrase throughout the whole thing. How very Shakesperian of you. Great job-K.M
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Date: 10/12/2014 7:47:00 AM
Wow. This was tantalizing. Ever heard of the poem "Rapunzel" by Anne Sexton? This poem reminded me of it oddly. "Hold me, my young dear, hold me." That's one of the lines that repeats throughout. However, there is great love and care throughout this piece which differs from the poem I mentioned. This mother has good intentions and great strength. EXCELLENT piece. "Your lips forever stain, A smooth dance of manipulation, Your eyes, hide the truth, like an unseen domain in space "! ~LB
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Date: 9/17/2014 1:02:00 PM
Very Moving and beautifully written. So easy to relate as a mom and yet so many layers to digest from a spiritual perspective as well. God Bless, Del
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Date: 9/5/2014 5:19:00 PM
ok there i am. now i have the right room.
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Date: 9/2/2014 9:01:00 AM
just wanted to thank you once again. lots of love.
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Date: 8/24/2014 4:02:00 AM
a profound write Linda Tragic and full of drama a fav for sure hugs
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Date: 8/22/2014 10:57:00 PM
great,,,,,,,,,,,............................................. words can't describe
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Date: 8/21/2014 5:53:00 AM
How beautiful is this piece!! I can read it again and again... "Once again the sun, has revealed your Judas like tan Your tears have fallen, one too many times". Isn't this a line so great?
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