Throw Away What Is False

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #245

Photo on Pinterest by: @iloveblack3
These are cracked
pieces of the face
I used to wear.  Why
destroy them, you ask-
strong features, lovely
eyes.  All lies.  Perfect
ceramic for an imperfect
person.  If you studied
the eyes, you would see
vacancy.  Full lips set
in Don't Fuck With Me
pose.  Soon a rose
withers, blackens, falls
face down.  And so ceramic
masks must crack.  Under
-neath is a woman who
knows herself.  Not strong
self-confidence, no movie
star looks or brilliant
mind.  Yet, I find I like
the me that was unseen
for many years.  The only
cracks in my face
are the soft wrinkles
I have earned.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Throw Away What Is False

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    And there is meaningfulness in every crease Sara. Very poignant my friend. 🙂✌🏼👍🏼


  2. kaykuala says:

    It is always a beautiful person hidden behind the ceramic image. It is just that we take glimpses of it every time in the mirror that we fail to notice the beauty! Great writing Sara!



  3. I like this version better too, Sara ❤



  4. wyndolynne says:

    An entire story in that mask being broken. Fascinating poem.


  5. Carrie V. H. says:

    One of your finest my friend! A gorgeous message and poem Sara!


  6. Helen says:

    This is a strong, honest poetic description of Ms. Purple in Portland!


  7. poetisatinta says:

    Beautiful – love the last line perfect 🙂


  8. Jim says:

    I like this, it tells the story of many, even some men. Maybe me, but my face has wrinkles and scars. You ended it just perfect, it is just me (your writer).


  9. msjadeli says:

    A winning and wise poem here, Sara.


  10. VJ says:

    Yes! There is freedom in letting go of the mask.


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