Cut Deep

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Cut Deep

You see her walk down the street,

her well-read books, her bright eyes.

The beaten sneakers, and her pretty face,

but you know it's only a mask.

She smiles and puts her hand up, a kind gesture.

She wanders over, “hello.”

but her eyes face the ground.

If you could look into those eyes you would see

how she really feels inside.

She walks past me across the fence,

and turns and glances at my eyes.

Only I know what's behind that mask;

Why she hides behind those bright eyes.

The night will come,

the stars will shine,

the moon will brighten the night sky.

A mask, that's all it is.

The mask is gone at night,

and that's when you see the truth;

Her pretty face is real, it's true

but inside, her soul is cut deep.

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jenifer commented on Cut Deep

10-20-2012

reminds me of me, growing up.

sk8erpoet

10/20/2012

reminds me of me too to some extent

petra commented on Cut Deep

10-01-2012

WOW!!! I REALLY enjoyed this one...well written and ...darn!! please keep writing if only to allow yourself some emotional release

sk8erpoet

10/01/2012

thank you very much.

786mona commented on Cut Deep

09-23-2012

wow a great poem! you have got a talent! it is very vivid, good job!

sk8erpoet

09/24/2012

thank you

EyesOfRain commented on Cut Deep

09-22-2012

This is beautiful and sad. I know more than my share of people like this... Excellent poem!

sk8erpoet

09/22/2012

So do I, thank you.

To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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