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In Return:

She is me.

Hidden by gravity, grasping any sign of life.

Coming home to the dust of the earth.

A place of longing, to be loved.

“We Wear the Mask”-‘Paul Laurence Dunbar’

We writers are not alone: So many Poets/Authors have paved for the for Artists to Survive:

Poem: By Paul Laurence Dunbar ‘My all time favorite- Enjoy!!! 

WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,-
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

Poem: By Paul Laurence Dunbar

http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/dunbar/pldunbar4.html#WE WEAR THE MASK

Before the world told me…

Smile girl but not too hard

Speak up but not too loud

Shuffle long ,shuffle long’

chile- now I see

You have no eyes like me

You have no hair like mine

Your human qualities so undefined

quit trying,shufflin-

on my neck

Hold still

 Let me be…

http://www.writeforhealing.com/stories-by-you/2015/7/21/before-the-world-told-me

HindSight

bugs

(free google image)

Snapping at the night

drifted reflection

We were

Electric,

                                                                        dreamer’s

soul stirring,

expanding,visionaries

and beautiful too…

C’mon on

and shine a little light