• Love


    illusions dance before my eyes
    truth's a prisoner in disguise
    telling her dissembled lies
    corrupted words I so despise

    every worthy thing conceal
    beneath the mask of your ideal
    there's no jury, no appeal
    I am not allowed to feel

    viewed for what I have to offer
    treasure rots in hidden coffer
    desperate people try to cling
    but never see my hidden wings

    I love them, and that is no lie
    but on no love can I rely
    I've never let them enter in
    on the surface let them skim

    seek my wisdom and insight
    not knowing of my unscaled heights
    I can share all that I am
    and never really give a damn

    how empty to deny my rage
    for living like some blinded sage
    and never once to voice my cry
    am I loved or do you lie

    so take from me what you will
    I'm deep enough, I can fulfill
    whatever need you bring my way
    and all your fears I will allay

    then healed you may take your leave
    I'm so glad you've been relieved
    don't look deeper in my eyes
    you might see through this thin disguise

    I've a heart that hurts as well
    all you've known a brittle shell
    a fortress round a shattered heart
    so guarded I cannot impart

    or find a way to enter past
    the doors and windows are shut fast
    the pain presents upon my skin
    alluding to the way within

    a simple touch can bring the rain
    of heartbroke tears held back in shame
    the road I've traveled has been rough
    so touch me now..I'm good enough

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    Dano commented on sage


    the structure... the rhythem... the flow... wow the content is far too personal and presice for me to dissect and to try would only lessen the emotion that it was written with... i appriciate this peice on many levels... nicely written



    thanks Dano - it's one of my favorites, as I managed to convey exactly what I wanted to... be well :)

    trocka7 commented on sage


    So hauntingly beautiful, the emotion is felt strongly in each phrase....this poem really spoke to my heart, I feel I can relate to almost every line. Thank you for sharing this....

    Artie commented on sage


    Wow!!! I read this like 5 different times. Each time I couldn't really relate or connect. Today I didn't read it, I felt it. Now, not only do I know it, I am it. You sank a nail with one shot!! Top nocth girl, top notch. 10 from me.

    optimistic commented on sage


    I really read this poem line for line more than twice. I felt your deep sincere thought or outlook of sage. You potrayed this through the beggining. Then you work your way of explaining your compassion for sage and using you talented imagination you created words to let the reader know exactly how you felt about yourself and others. This piece is not predictable yet amazing, Great write.

    DeepEclipse commented on sage


    Man you know yourself well. I bet you've had your fill of "misinterpretations" of what and who you are. People are quick to think they know, until they end up looking stupid. I wonder if we will ever be able to tear down our fortresses. Personally I think it has to do with how we are treated, not ourselves. Anyway, let me quit rambling. As you can see, the poem makes me think lol. I enjoyed the journey.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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