Face It

Composed 5/5/16
Description: For Writing 101. Today’s theme is “Face” and the suggested device is alliteration. I might have gone a bit crazy with that last part, but it was fun!

Let’s face it
The facade you frequent is often fake
An alternative awareness aimed to amaze
To make a case, cease concerns about confidence
Even though every day is a struggle with esteem
Maybe someday you’ll face it
And we’ll face each other honestly

Behind Screens

Composed 3/6/16
Description: Just to write something… Here’s something inspired by today’s Daily Prompt.

You may see me
Through crisscross shadow lines
White pointed fences with curving ivy vines
I’m hidden in slivers, shoulder height in every crowd
You’ll truly only see me when there’s no one else around

Catch me alone, and you only see a guise
Bare, marked up skin or makeuped in disguise
My smile, is it deceptive? My frown is it a lie?
My laughter is easy, but then so are my sighs

So few have seen an unbounded me
Unleashed in the sunshine, wandering, free
Without a mask of sick or sweet
Even uncovered I hide behind screens

How to Stay Safe

Composed 8/4/13
Description: I find myself living this way too often.

Hide within the clouds you wear
Slip into the cracks of air
Don’t observe, just miss the stares
As you stroll the streets of life

Drown within the mist’s routine
Blur the things you may have seen
Obsess inside the fantasy
To miss life’s throwing knives

Wade among the dirt and muck
Lie with each determined strut
Live inside yourself and rut
A path in dusty earth

Do not touch the things that break
Or puncture clouds that keep you safe
Avoid the things that could awake
The question of your worth