Made-Up

Made-Up

A Poem by likesgreeneggsandham

Mascara makes for sooty black lashes

That masks the truth behind your eyes

Foundation the second complexion you wear over your own damaged skin

Cover any blemishes of remembering with concealer

Blush to brush away the pallid madness

Lipliner to draw around a smile

It’s in fashion now to line your brows to hide an uneasy expression

Lipstick to take away the bad taste in your mouth

Curl your hair with wisps of belonging

Perfume for the smell of desperation in the air

© 2019 likesgreeneggsandham


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can't express how I love this poem , it sometimes take me months until I finally read a poem that touch me so deep. So much behind your makeup work , the hidden things we / you try to hide, the pain
You use madness so many times in your writing
I want to know more , that's only the tip of the iceberg I feel


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words! So much gratitude for them. Certainly I have been touched by madness .. read more
Xpressurself

5 Months Ago

its not always a bad thing , its how you are



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Many people hide behind a mask for all sorts of reasons. They put on their face paint like an actor does before a theatre performance. They may hide their damage from others but they don't escape it themselves. Your lines will have a universal appeal.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


We he hide behind so much physical things. I like this poem because it shows we just need to be us and not mask or hide or be fake. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 5 Months Ago


likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your read and review :o) We do all just need to stop the pretense... easier said .. read more
If only we would let ourselves be free to experience things without the need to be covered up. Make up covering our truest self, stealing the opportunity for others to see us as we really are. But they want it don't they? They want us to apply the layers and to be who they want us to be, or what they think they want us to be. Trash the makeup, experience life full on, and be free!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

They absolutely want it. Thanks for encouraging me to think about what I want. Really appreciate the.. read more
Perfume for the smell of desperation in the air

That line spoke to me. reminded me of my 20s in the bars. endless nights of folly. learning that we are all looking for the same thing. Love.We often trade that desire for just a night when we arent alone.

Posted 5 Months Ago


This poem really runs true and deep on so many levels. Not that I believe that all people who wear make-up are this way, as I believe it is like anything... a means to express style, however I have met too many individuals who have taken it as a means to hide away the true version of themselves or always act into being something they are not which is in essence false. Yet again, runs even deeper. This poem expresses and reveals that nature of the fact there is more "behind the mask"... and that truly, a book should never be judged by its cover.

May I ask, what was your inspiration/motivation behind this particular poem?

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

You perfectly capture what I was trying to get across, thank you. The faces we hide to the world in .. read more
Mirrors lie to our eyes... and we to our self.

Posted 5 Months Ago


can't express how I love this poem , it sometimes take me months until I finally read a poem that touch me so deep. So much behind your makeup work , the hidden things we / you try to hide, the pain
You use madness so many times in your writing
I want to know more , that's only the tip of the iceberg I feel


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words! So much gratitude for them. Certainly I have been touched by madness .. read more
Xpressurself

5 Months Ago

its not always a bad thing , its how you are

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likesgreeneggsandham

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa



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Fledgling poet on a mystical journey. My poems touch on themes of sex, madness, addiction, loneliness, pain, you name it. I also write about my pilgrimage towards finding the Self. more..

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