Twisted Mask (Thoughts Of A True Madman)

Twisted Mask (Thoughts Of A True Madman)

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
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Inspired by my favorite book Phantom Of The Opera.

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These catwalks have become

A sanctuary for my shadow

To roam free from torment

As I keep a steady eye

On the unsuspecting characters

In my twisted play.

 

How can those pitiful fools

Believe they own the stage

When it is I,

With my own sweat and blood

That made this place

What it is

What I want it to be.

 

Soon they will learn

Or it will be

Their blood

That will become

My lifeline.

 

The night is my only friend

For it is when my music

Takes flight

Blissfully echoing

Through the corridors

Sung by my greatest creation…

 

Christine… the one who will love me forever

Because she owes me…

As do the rest of these ungrateful fools.

 

Wait who is this insolent boy

Who courts my lady’s affections

Oh when will they learn

That to betray me

Means the hangman’s noose.

 

This cannot be…

How can she be?

It isn’t possible.

Her love belongs to

 

ME!!

 

This will never happen

For I won’t let it be…

If he wants her so bad

And she desires him

Then the choice is clear.

 

If I can't capture her heart

Then I must steal her…

 

Oh and let her charming hero

Come after her and he’ll be the martyr

In my torture chamber.

 

Someday they will learn

 

Yes someday they will see…

That this is my world

They are living in

And if they refuse to bow to my religion

Then they can burn in my hell.

 

Consider me nothing more than

A Phantom…

 

When in reality I am

 

The GOD of this Opera House.

 

© 2009 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)


Author's Note

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
This is inspired by my favorite book Phantom Of The Opera... it takes a look through the eyes of the phantom as I see it. I hope you enjoy my interpretation.

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Yes someday they will see�

That this is my world

They are living in

And if they refuse to bow to my religion

Then they can burn in my hell.



Wow~ this blew me away~Aptly Titled~Twisted Mask of... this is an Awesome!!! and Powerful piece~

What madness in thoughts truly lurks

behind the Twisted Mask of the Phantom~ A power-packed write taking the reader there

into the madness of the Phantom's world~THanks, Dale, for submitting this skillfully penned poem

to the Masquerade Ball Contest~

Fran Marie





Posted 12 Years Ago


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maybe they will see that the night is my only friend...it is so often late at night that my muse visits me...

i write poems like the phantom writes music...almost underground where no one sees....or maybe the poems come, but under the surface of them, the torment hides.

i really like this...i also really like The Phantom..saw it at the Fox theater in St. Louis..one of the best musicals i ever saw.

thanks for this poem, Dale.

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much sir for your wonderful input..
Nice....

Christine… the one who will love me forever
Because she owes me…
As do the rest of these ungrateful fools.

I was struck by the change in structure and rhythm that you took here. I think it really added to the mood of the piece and kept the reader on her toes. The ending was just right.

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much, I try to keep people on their toes. Only book I've read more than once.
June 11 "85, Courtney's Birthday, so in my little head I turn point my ears and focus a little more when the numbers appear. I believe in home remedies, this is tonic....smile.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Okie dokie.
How did I miss this one!? In every line.. I see not only the story, but your passion for this book! Fantastic Piece!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Renée

7 Years Ago

I meant... "You Can't hide it and you Can't fake it !!! darn auto correct!
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

LOL... gotta love auto correct to make mistakes.
Renée

7 Years Ago

well I didn't add the ' I guess q ;
very spooky, all in all very well executed!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you, Phantom Of The Opera is my favorite all time book.
I've not read the book, but have seen one of the older film interpretations. Loneliness truly can drive one to insanity. Very well written.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Yes it can... this also shows how being picked on and different can also do that.
Oh of course; I was thinking of "Phantom of the Opera" almost as soon as I started reading this poem. It sounds like some kind of unholy music...

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

That is what I based it on... It is my all time favorite book.
Never seen an opera but liked the story and the drama a lot!
Interestingly written.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

I have seen the musical twice, but the book Phantom Of The Opera is my favorite book of all time. T.. read more
It could have been the words of a Dionysus. Great job bringing that out for the readers' preview. Have a nice day Dale.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much sir.
a thrilling piece to read.... i love the story of the phantom of the opera... it always leaves me feeling devastated and nostalgic and regretful.... i suppose when you really get into the psyche of the characters you feel what they feel.... like this perspective from the phantom himself, this trapped tragism... being burned by beauty and hope and love... but wanting it all the same and not knowing how.. so tormented and lonely that he has become a ghost..... but not without magic..

Posted 7 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much... The Phantom Of The Opera is my favorite book of all time. The only book I have.. read more

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Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, Dylan Thomas, R.. more..

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