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A Poem by Emilia A
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Have you ever had to put on a show? I wrote this poem and found that I enjoyed reading it first line to last line, then last line to first line.

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Flip a switch.
Pick a face.
Change your pitch.
Take your place.

Dry your eyes.
Take a breath.
Forget the lies.
Sudden death.

Hold it in.
Please don't cry.
Don't let them win.
Don't wonder why.

Skin is red.
Palms are sweaty.
Nod your head.
It's time already.

Silence cuts.
Don't dare speak.
Don't say what.
There's lies you keep.

Pretend.

© 2014 Emilia A



Author's Note

Emilia A
I liked punctuating each line, as if they were commands.
I also liked the idea that this poem could be read forwards and backwards and give the same message. What do you think?

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I read it per suggested and I think the latter actually made more impact. I got two interpretations when I read it both ways. The first one was like the persona was in a funeral of a loved one and the persona was just wearing a mask to appear strong. Like the persona is holding in this strong emotion for the dead loved one that he or she could no longer express personally. The second meaning was the one you suggested, someone wearing a facade for the sake of surviving. Great write. Short but has a lot of impact.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emilia A

3 Years Ago

Very interesting perspective. I love to see all the different interpretations that can be found in o.. read more
Rose Black

3 Years Ago

you're welcome =D
Kuzuken

3 Years Ago

I believe the gratitude was meant for me, sir.



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the rhythm of the poem is amazing fast passed ... really loved it

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emilia A

3 Years Ago

I'm very glad! Thank you :)
This is a beautiful poem. It reminds me of the song The World is Yours by Tim McMorris. 9/10.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emilia A

3 Years Ago

I checked out the song and it is very motivational! I enjoyed the message. I'm glad you enjoyed my p.. read more
Haha! It makes me smile. Lovely poem. Well, what all I do think about this poem's that it's an excellent piece i've ever read. Keep it up!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emilia A

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
I read it per suggested and I think the latter actually made more impact. I got two interpretations when I read it both ways. The first one was like the persona was in a funeral of a loved one and the persona was just wearing a mask to appear strong. Like the persona is holding in this strong emotion for the dead loved one that he or she could no longer express personally. The second meaning was the one you suggested, someone wearing a facade for the sake of surviving. Great write. Short but has a lot of impact.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emilia A

3 Years Ago

Very interesting perspective. I love to see all the different interpretations that can be found in o.. read more
Rose Black

3 Years Ago

you're welcome =D
Kuzuken

3 Years Ago

I believe the gratitude was meant for me, sir.
Very good use of words. I like the short sentences.The poem left me the want to know more. I liked how you led to the strong ending.
"Silence cuts.
Don't dare speak.
Don't say what.
There's lies you keep."
Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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