Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Magpie Tales: # 74
photo by Tess Kincaid


I dare not face
You alone.

This amalgam face
created to scare
you and company.

Armored, this face
reinforces my courage,

Allowing me to face
My fears.

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Blogger Helen said...

Falseface ... it's what we called our Halloween masks when we were kids ... I love seeing that word again after all these years.

Beautifully written, Rel.

11:03 AM  
Blogger robkistner said...

Such a myriad of "false faces" we employ and manipulate on this journey through life - some the result of kindness, some the result of insecurity, some the result of outright fear, but nevertheless...

Enjoyed this Rel.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Chronicles of Illusions said...

you say so much with so few words. :)

3:59 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Beautiful poem and I love masks.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

It's not always so easy to face our fears. Nice one, Rel.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

I much like the amalgam face.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

interesting one

does a mask really allow one to face a fear hmmmm

7:27 PM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

This amalgam face
created to scare
you and company.

Could be useful to repel boarders, too! LOL

6:22 AM  
Blogger John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Reminds me of the masked balls which were all the rage in past times; lots of fear and trepidation on the dancefloor!

2:30 AM  

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