THE SHOW

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    THE SHOW

    Most days when you see me,

    I wear a smile.

    But, just wait as you look into my eyes;
    you'll see it fade after awhile.

    On the outside I just laugh,
    and say;

    That everything with me,
    is okay.

    But on the inside,

    I feel trapped,

    with no release.

    Some days I cry out,

    For inner peace.

    What torments my battered soul?

    A lonely heart;

    with a gaping hole?

    I put on a show,

    made just for you.

    I pretend to be happy it's what I'm expected;

    to do.

    So step right up,

    enjoy the performance.

    The troubled souls;

    defeated dance. 

    No tickets are needed;

    for you to see.

    For this performance is;

    completely free.

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    BlackButterfly1 commented on THE SHOW

    09-02-2010

    Wow.... this is excellent! This is what we do all the time because that's what the world expects. People don't appreciate realness. They prefer the mask.... and in so many ways we are forced to give them what they are seeking. Excellent piece!

    DrewMcNee commented on THE SHOW

    08-05-2010

    Yes. The world is but a stage and we mere players. But the audience and peers of our time do well to remember this chorus. For we will all find its melody and pay the price. Drew.

    Michael68 commented on THE SHOW

    07-21-2010

    Very touching poem. I think that we all one time or another feel the same way. Putting on a show for others and not wanting to show the torment, pain and sorrow that we truly feel. Excellent job. :)

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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