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Talia Jul 2020
floating around
just realising i am the afterthought
not the initial
essential
first thing to hand
front of your mind
that is where ego resides
but why must i demand
to be there
the centre of it all?
i expect too highly
i expect that of myself
but to expect that of others
is cruel
let my ego take the wheel on this one. used as a healthy release. saw
Skyler Ruen Jul 2020
broken is his design, a world of possibilities
‘now I’m fully mine,’ a mind’s
desirability
Skyler Ruen Jul 2020
The spark
Went out.
His eyes,
Two hollow lakes
Of black ink.
In them swimming
His demons,
Declaring that
They have
Won
English Jam Jun 2019
I rise dandy and gay, darling
Carelessly waving away the past
Shining against the cruel light
I am washed and anew

I am a surging black tide
Strutting between smoky darkness
Wearing a harlequin dress
Bathing in the light of the dew

I am femme, and I am fatale
Follow me down the winding corridor
Twisting, snarling, enticing, enthralling
Into the land where flames brew
Holey May 2019
So you're insecure...
You've come to the right place
I wear the mask of alter
and then dance the night through peoples eyes
Oh sweet golly another one? Hidden meaning maybe.. :)
Tommy Randell Apr 2019
I have an alter ego
Who's kind of a mirror twin
He gets me out of
The trouble I get us in

For example I wrote an anonymous poem
Lusting my best friend's girl
Then pushed the wrong, the up-load button
Without a care in the world

He saw the poem on a website
And believed she was cheating
He called to tell me
Ranting & Screaming

And my alter-E says, all cool,
Hey man it was me didn't ya know
It's www(dot)screwwithyermateday
(dot)joking(dot)co

And we have a laugh
And we have a beer
And Alter-E he's round her's that night
Whispering the poem in her ear

She's cheating on her BF
My Mirror he's like Quicksilver
I can't do right for doing wrong
I admit I'm a bit bewildered
Little Red Feb 2019
Mirror

Mirror on         the wall

Why can't                         I recognise

my reflec                              tion at all?

I recognise the                    face and skin

But not the                       personality

within             within

Oh Mirror mirror

On the wall

Tell me

who

am

I

At

all?
Welp I tried my best to make this look like a mirror and I failed horribly :]

And yes the mirror I made is certainly not on a wall ;]
LylexRose Feb 2019
SAM
Sam:
If I were say I'm out of time
You would believe me, right?
Nope
My life is dope
Its what I smoke
Constantine constantly so
Can't be, can't see, no?
Out of time, out of life
Bacardi so sublime
With a slice a'lime
Four lyrics a line
And substance abuse is fine
We going fishing some time?
No hook but I'm hanging from a line
Limited edition
Nope
I'm one of a kind

You wanted me to change my style
Change the one thing that makes me smile
Change takes time
So it'll take a while

LyleRose:
What are you talking about Sam
Always acting like you've had
Enough of going through life
Here's the answer you've tried to find
I'll give you a clue it starts with Ssssuicide

Sam:
Yeah but I mean it as a joke

LyleRose:
Haha that's so funny you made me choke
I mean you rap'bout smoke
How' bout you join me for a ****
Ciggerettes or Dope?

Sam:
But that's a slippery *****
I only do what I have to to cope

LyleRose:
All this lying to ya'self has to stop
You incredible degenerate
Waiting for a ***** pop
Is that what you see
Cop a feel
Paranoid about the police
I know just how you feel

Sam:
NO SHUT UP!
Get out of my head
I'm not some book you can just read

LyleRose:
How'bout you get up
Get outta bed
and do something instead

Sam:
I just hardly have anytime
I'm just trying to get by
Stop with the questions
Cos I don't even know why

LyleRose:
They say fake it
Until you make it
But you ain't made it
And you just as fake, ****

Sam:
What about the countless
Nights I work till late

LyleRose/Sam:
Maybe we should just run away
Other side of the world is far enough away
Family don't matter to you so just get away
Find some other place
With a trusting friend to stay
Its up to you
What are we going to do
This choice is for you

LyleRose:
SAM?!
 
Sam:
WHAT!!?

LyleRose:
No one's gonna love you
Like I do....
Rose Jan 2019
The feeling of your lips on mine
moving in synch to the music
slurred words
I cannot remember
laughter and tears
caused by forgotten actions
waking up
the next morning
feeling like
it wasn't me.
Wordsmith Oct 2018
Day by day I fritter away
Upholding decorum as best I may
Meet me as you meet — reserved somebody
Leave me as you leave — dull nobody

Dreary, weary, listless, spiritless
A resting spirit clamours to emerge
Unguided, wild, free and seeking
Boldly defying reserved somebody

But how, just how do I unleash this defiant spirit
For it is to cross all conceivable limits
Oh but a mask, of course a mask!
The perfect accessory for this task!

Careless of propriety
Boastful of daring
Acting against my will
Or in tandem with it?

This mask — just now I can't discern
Ponder I do with great concern
Does it shield my identity
Or render truth to it?

So now just what fun in masks
One may ponderously ask

Masks, bring to life fantasy
Fantasy, a realm of our reality
Reality, wherein lies multiplicity
Multiplicity, within each individuality
This poem takes a different view on a mask. Does it shield who we are? Or does it allow us to be who we truly are?

Isn't it ironic fantasy too is part of human reality? A realm revealing psychological truths.

Masks addresses the various facets of a personality. Our fragmented identities. Multiplicity in individualities.

Halloween is round the corner. If you had the chance, who would be the Hyde to your Jekyll?
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