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SAVING (Face)
by Cyrus Webb
Monday, June 13, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Prying eyes spy on the me that remains after 5:01p.m.
The me that just one minute ago was positive and upbuilding, eager to show professionalism and good towards all.
They want to see if this ME really cares about those he's around or if they have found proof that I just use to subdue those who have what I want.

Yes, prying eyes spy on the me that is not easy to see,
and I've satisfied their quisitive minds with my personal truth, that they have learned to be me.

In short: I save face.

I save face to keep them from having to know the persona I've grown does not belong to them, but to me for me.
I save face to erase the days when I was talked about for how I talked and what I wore,
when what I had in store for them in the future was the scriptural kicking of ash up on their heads for doubtyhing who I could be.

I save face to camaflouge the sensuality that has made my currrent reputation one that is now forever linked to my artistic personality.

I save face by not making the color of my skin my crutch for not succeeding when at the same time I am agreeing that for some my color will always lead to conviction,
My innocence thrown out by the truth other's lies have created.

I save face because I know at the end of the day the way I live my life will only be defined by those who find it their duty to be judge,
ignoring the plank protruding from their eyes to squint enough to irritate the straw in mine.

So I continue to save face and pace the way I conduct myself so I don't fall victim to the trap of believing the hype.

I save face while continuing my fight to chase after my dreams of achieving the real life... and rather wrong or right I use this face to live the best I can--- as the man whose successes and failures are easy to see since they will always be summed up in the many layers that is me.

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Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 10/4/2005
A powerful poignant write, Webb! Very deep, wise and compelling! Damn glad I found your den!!! Great piece!

God bless,

Sandie.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 9/3/2005
Amazing.
blessin's Bro. C.A.

cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/22/2005

C A
I Admire your conviction,.....and I relate to your words of truth
being Latino from the Caribbean , but I have to apply this to my own life. Really Insppirational piece ....one from which I hope to have learned ! Thanks to you.
be blessed continually with wisdom and healthy lon life.
peace',
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 8/10/2005
Cy,

Whenever I read your work, I find myself nodding affirmatively, silently saying "Yeah, go get 'em, Tiger." I can't help but smile. "To thine own self be true." ~ Shakespeare

I sure have missed reading you, my friend.

Tami
Reviewed by Myron McGowan (Reader) 6/30/2005
Well spoken my Brother, you keep doing what u do, let no one undermine the great things you have done and are doing for your people.
Reviewed by valencia robinson (Reader) 6/24/2005
Cyrus, that was deep. I kow how you feel about people trying to figure out what's going on with you instead of asking. So they would rather prejudge or assume so keep you the good work because you are "true" to what you do.

Valencia
Reviewed by jacqueline amos 6/17/2005
My brotha your words are full of wisdom, and your style is a blessing from God, continue to have faith in self, and let your pen take you in the direction of the light. It is an honor to be in your house.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/15/2005
I save face to camaflouge the sensuality that has made my currrent reputation on that is now forever linked to my artistic personality.

I agree with Brain here...keep up the great work you are doing my friend...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 6/13/2005
C A,

Moving and compelling look into the mind of a determined man. You express yourself like this and stay true to your ideals, you will be saving more than face. Believe that!

Peace in all things,

B



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