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If You Really Want To Know
by Erica Ivory

Monday, September 01, 2003

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repost.. been so busy this week.


Tonight it was raining
so I walked outside..
I wanted to feel the cold hard drops
of water hit my skin
on this dark night..
I wanted the water to drench me..
drown me..
seep into my soul..
I wanted to freeze myself
from the inside out..
So no one could ever see
what I am really about..
Sometimes I feel like I am frozen..
as if my heart is made of snow..
Just frozen solid..
My face a mask..
of crystallized ice..
Not showing how I really feel
Just existing..
Never resisting.
Always smiling..
Never missing..
Just what everyone is expecting..
But to walk into the
warm heat of the house..
could break this mask I wear..
Crack the crystallized ice..
Jagged across my face..
Then everyone could see
the ugly inside of me..
Then I would slowly painfully
melt away..
Leaving nothing but a puddle of water
for someone to mop up the next day..
Because that is all I really am...
A sculpture of ice..
My mind frozen solid..
my heart as cold as snow..
Because that is how I really feel..
if you really want to know..
I am only pretending
to please ..
what everyone wants me to be..
Keeping myself frozen..
Staying out of the heat..
So I don't hurt the people I love..
and no one ever has to see..
who I really am..
what I want to be.
So I am but a sculpture..
of what you want
in me


Erica



 


 



 
 



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Reviewed by David Mohd 9/23/2003
A wonderful and thoughtful poem.Nowadays v all face the same problem.v have to pretend happiness while our mind roar...good write and would like to know more abt your thoughts...
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 9/4/2003
a wonderful write
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/3/2003
..Erica..this is outstanding!!! What a soul!!!..YOU..I would LOVE to meet in person..hmm..what a talking session we'd have...keep 'em coming...
Much love to you,
Vesna
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/2/2003
Erica...this is solid in its depth and traverses the distance to thaw out any residual frozen emotion. Very well done.
Amor
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/2/2003
I am standing up to give you applauses my friend....excellent!!!!!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/2/2003
"If You Really Want To Know"... I am speechless!

This poem, "If You Really Want To Know" Flows to the sea of reality through the riverbed of knowledge and wisdom.

I Salute You, Author Poet Erica Ivory.

HAPPY HEALTHY DAY!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese 9/1/2003
very emotive and powerfully written...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/1/2003
Very emotional.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/1/2003
A strong write of emotion and images Erica!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/1/2003
This is true poetry, the kind that makes every emotion move!No matter how often it's read! Bravo Erica!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/1/2003
A very strong write of emotion and images. Great write!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 9/1/2003
This reminds me of my own, "Poet's Live Alone."
I hope we can find something better in common.
John
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/1/2003
So beautifully written and expressed, I can relate so well,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 9/1/2003
OOoh, I loved this line:
"So I am but a sculpture..
of what you want
in me."
A superb ending to a richly emotional piece.

Julie
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/1/2003
Erica, it takes a very insightful soul to see these images. Especially if you are referring to yourself. I seem to picture you as a warm and gentle heart. One that has been broken and is now trying to put the pieces back in place. It will happen. You just have to keep working at it. Great write. ~SH~
Reviewed by Christine Morell 9/1/2003
This is profoundly meaningful and one for my library.Your writing could never fail to touch.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Trixie Love 9/1/2003
Once again, you out did yourself...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/1/2003
Good write Erica. Many of us wear masks:

Some, for protection of ourselves;
Some, for fooling others and themselves.

Good write indeed!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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