Sunday, May 11, 2008

'warm veneers cold bluffs'

In a hermits white robes
cloak unholy notions

with crafty poetic verse
veil sterile emotions

when the heart's down under
on your face wear a smile

trade skin deep affections
beat Broadway by a mile!

be the enemy within
like a friendly impostor

and shroud vested interests
in love's roller coaster

a cold or a warm vibe
as circumstances ask

camouflage to survive
for every need a mask!../original/z.g.

12 comments:

  1. your last verse really says it all...a clever take on the prompt

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  2. camoflauge to survive
    for every need a mask!

    Really like these last two lines.

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  3. Roswila said what I was thinking! Your poem conveys the energy that goes into constantly masking! Oh, our many personae.

    God bless.

    Writing in Faith: Poems

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  4. Well done, but it made me kind of sad. The last 4 lines are especially good.

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  5. How sad that we all wear such masks. Good poem.

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  6. Very "crafty" take! I too loved the ending.

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  7. I always love coming here to read your verse! You are amazing!!

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  8. So insightful - what a pity so many of us don't feel the need to strip them away... love this version of warm!

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  9. excellent response to the prompt!!.. creative flair of the hidden...

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  10. Very intriguing! I like your take on this prompt. Well done.


    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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