Costumes

Costumes

A Poem by Sandi Martin
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This poem reflects the feelings of a young person talking to an older person.

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Costumes



Do you see me?

Do you hear me?

I stand before you, pleading silently,

See me!”

Hear me!”

Look beyond the many costumes I try on,

including but not limited to:

piercings, inks, purple hair, cropped hair, or no hair at all,

for they are not me...

rather only the armour I wrap myself in...

...as I face the world, trying to find the best way to live in it,

...as I face you, turning this way and that in front of you,

trying desperately to see only my reflection in your eyes,

and not your judgment.

At rare moments your curiosity may cause you to hesitate...

wondering...thoughtful.

More often, your careless glance leaves me no time to yell, “Wait! Don't be fooled!

This is only a disguise I wear...”

and before I can shed it, you turn,

you walk away...

never getting to see the real me,

hiding deep inside.


© 2017 Sandi Martin


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Added on May 1, 2017
Last Updated on May 1, 2017
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Sandi Martin
Sandi Martin

Omaha, NE



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I have been writing for years! I've done print, broadcast, articles, commercials, video scriptwriting, and most recently poetry. more..

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