19 July 2011

Magpie Tales 74: Ausländer

Photo courtesy of Tess at Magpie Tales

Slip it on to
wear it well,
you delude yourself

Others may believe
a membranous smile
you wish it so

Take it from the wall
trembling hands adjust
your skin, its surface

Into the night,
a soul, arrogance blind
and you don't see

you can't see, you won't,
this second visage
in a mirror obscured

go ahead, believe,
but face hiding a face
can't hide the alien within

13 comments:

  1. The last 2 lines are great. :)

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  2. Powerful thoughts that work well in the form you have chosen for them

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  3. Slightly ominous. Upon about my third reading, Eldest crossed my mind. It was then I saw the tag...madness. Chills.

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  4. "the second visage in a mirror obscured"

    Awesome, Irish.

    You slay me.

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  5. better the devil you know? };-}

    Incredible, IG...

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  6. The alien inside...yup, that's it.

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  7. But what do you do when delusion is all you have left?

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  8. One of the best this week ......

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  9. great write!

    this is one interesting magpie prompt, i'm not up to speed yet.

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  10. wait, if we're in the jungle I'm gonna need a different outfit..........

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  11. K, I loved this poem and had something more serious to say, then Vodka had to go and crack me up with her comment.

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  12. Oh yeah...the illusive alien. Well done.

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Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


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