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Eyes so Red of Sleepless Nights
by Vivian L Dawson

Friday, July 15, 2011
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I see You from behind my mask of glitter
for avoiding involvement, despair and
failure is my intention

For the nakedness of my soul lies behind
my mask forfeiting freedom
dare to risk the unveiling, appearing a fool

Intensity of my thoughts, yet darkness prevails
hiding in the shadows
afraid to give of any love, lest it not be returned

Yet longing for that special someone to vision
beyond...rescuing me from this imprisonment

This mask that drains my heart and soul leaving
canyons of emptiness and bleakness of frenzied
mindlessness controlling my every thought

Will I be able to break free of these nighthawks
lurking in the dark shadows of mind control, free
at last to attend the ball without my mask.

Summon the yeasayer ~end this masquerade~
captivate her beauty, rescue this damsel in
distress, clothe her naked soul..with everlasting
loving adornments to compliment her body of
innocence sending her demons
back to the Hell from whence they came

(c) Eyes so Red of Sleepless Nights
15July2011 Vivian L. Dawson

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 7/19/2011
POWERFUL WRITE VIVIAN. HOW WONDERFUL TO TAKE OFF THE MASK...AND LIVE IN THE TRUTH...WE ARE OFTEN AFRAID...I THINK AGEING MAKES US MORE COURAGEOUS. HUGS TO SPECIAL YOU...ANNA
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 7/19/2011
The act of writing your poem is, in reality, a metaphor for casting off the mask. We never, publicly, admit to concealing our true feelings. This has power, uses quite vivid imagery and expresses the pent up emotion of the introvert in potent terms.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/19/2011
Oh my this comes for deep within..truly riveting work!
Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/16/2011
A powerful and engaging read! Taking the mask off indeeds liberates one! Beautiful picture to illustrate your point. Written with drama and flair... so well done!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 7/16/2011
ohh..very strong ... Nice but.. Best wishes.. :)neerja
Reviewed by Laura Fall 7/16/2011
Excellent poetry indeed Laura
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/16/2011
Quite a powerful piece.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 7/16/2011
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/15/2011
I quite understand the need for masks, Vivian (by the way I love that photo), I wore them for decades, and it is a wonderful feeling to finally take the darn thing off.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/15/2011
Powerfully dramatic with that elegant touch you have!
Blessings,
Christine



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