Blissfully joyful, a facade.
Plastic smiles, painted red.
Suffocating, plastic shade.
Do you know me?
Do you care?
“…Masquerade! Paper faces on parade
Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade! Every face a different shade
Masquerade! Look around, there’s another mask behind you…”
~ Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera
Reading about Hemingway’s “six word story” challenged me to try it. Being concise is not one of my strengths, so this was a good practice. And, it encouraged me to try my hand at poetry.
“For sale, Baby shoes, Never worn.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Painful longing, She’s gone, Missing her. – Me
A wound deep as the sea💔🦋
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say — It is well, it is well, with my soul…”
Some song lyrics say what you want to say. I had “heard”this song before but now I “feel” it.
“…Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
This is what it means to be held
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held…”
~”Held” by Natalie Grant~
Deep inner pain flowing through ink!
“…write about the pain from deep down inside…don’t be afraid…” ~Natalie Goldberg
Writing to heal, healing to write.
“…I write because to form a word with your lips and tongue or think a thing and then dare to write it down so you can never take it back is the most powerful thing I know…” ~ Natalie Goldberg
An empty page, an invitation to pour out ones soul.💙
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth