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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Phantom

image courtesy of Magpie Tales
What lies beneath the mask you wear?
What awful truths you cannot tell?
Some fearful secret you can't bear?
What lies beneath the mask you wear?
A pact made in the Devil's lair
You seem a phantom sent from Hell
What lies beneath the mask you wear!
What awful truths you cannot tell!

submitted for Magpie Tales, 74
dVerse Poets Pub, Open Link Night
One Single Impression, 177, Phantom

21 comments:

Helen said...

You nailed this one ...

Steve E said...

What lies there--nobody will ever know! I have danced with the devil, then she stepped on my feet

Since we got on here at same time I HAD to say "Hello"

Heaven said...

Love it...best line:

What lies beneath the mask you wear!

Great to see you at D'verse!

Brian Miller said...

yep lots of scary people behind those masks...

smiles.

Pat Hatt said...

What if they are fun truths I cannot tell, can my mask stay on?..haha

Well played, love the rhyme pacing and at one point or another everyone puts on a mask in certain situations, some with deeper secrets than others as you say.

Anonymous said...

I have thought these thoughts with pain and disappointment in my day. You say it so well, and with strength.

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ayala said...

Some never take their mask off....living a lie is not living at all !

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oooh, a good one. Makes me want to know more!

Ginny Brannan said...

Loved this Triolet, a format that is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Perfect words to go with this photo.

Christine said...

those masks try to hide our secrets, but the eyes give it away

dragonkatet said...

Ohhh I liked the repetition of those two lines in much different contexts! Nice! So great to see you at d'Verse! :-D

lori said...

We all have secrets, don't we? Interesting pic to go with your thought-provoking piece.

hedgewitch said...

I don't know where Tess Kincaid finds these images, but they are always unique--this mask looks to me like it has two faces,one top, one bottom and your poem seems to illustrate a similar point--that there's no end to the masks, or knowing what's beneath them.

Jo Bryant said...

Very dark intriguing poem. :)

Felicity said...

Love it. Especially how you've rhymed it. :)

darev2005 said...

All of my faces wear a mask
And beneath each mask, another
The layers interwoven and interleaved
Each hiding one mask from each other!

Trellissimo said...

And a very natty little poem it is, too! ♥

Doctor FTSE said...

Well structured poem.

lynne said...

so many people hide their true selves.. so much energy wasted.

well done!

Cynthia said...

gosh would i love to send this poem to
a certain someone.

Bee's Blog said...

A good read