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Faces laughing,
grinning,
blurring
My tears pouring down
Across salt-stained cheeks
I cannot say
What I truly am
Because these faces
Giggling
Hissing
Spitting
Taunting me
And the words which cling
To the very tip of my tongue

I listen...





No, I cannot tell them this
Nor that
Nor who
I aim to be behind this wall
For would they not
Tease
And prod
And shun
The screaming person inside of me?
Wanting to get out
But alas, it must wait
Lies
Can soothe the hoarse throats
And block the sneers
The cold shoulders
The hate
Which would surely bombard this shield
If they did not mask
Me
Myself
And I
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Afraid of Truthby ATouchofLunacy

Literature / Poetry / Emotional / Free Verse©2011-2014 ATouchofLunacy
For #LooseLacesPoetry's "Fear & Phobia" Contest.

This piece of literature belongs to ~ATouchofLunacy
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yourlittlebassoonist Apr 19, 2011
I like it! The short and choppiness of all the lines really gives them impression of a pounding heart, of scattered thoughts, of uncertainty. As far as the "fear" theme goes, you got it! :D You really captured the feeling of being trapped.
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ATouchofLunacy Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I thank you kindly :)
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Deadlysin-4 Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE the way this flows. What a great job, this is wonderful! :)
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ATouchofLunacy Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :3
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DarkBlueWaters Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goddess.. this is soo good!! :love:
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ATouchofLunacy Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :blushes:
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DarkBlueWaters Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle: WELCOME!
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make that two people who love it
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ATouchofLunacy Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :hug:
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XDown2EarthX Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AHH. Okay I have to comment on this.

(I HEREBY DECLARE NO FEAR OF COMMENTING!!!!!! Though that's mainly a reassurance for myself. XD)

But I really love this. :D

I love the way it's written--the words, the way you describe a person who can't break free... and the format is great! It gives me a hammering sensation, a throbbing repeating thing... I can feel emotion. :O

VERY GOOD. XD
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