Sunday, 5 September 2010

unmasked

you see me as someone serious
who is always buried in books
writes poetry at drop of a hat
I wait every night
buried in shadows
a mask

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Why not write a poem or a story in exactly 160 characters each Sunday? Spaces included! Head for Monkey Man for Sunday 160!

33 comments:

  1. there is usually more to a person than what we see or percieve...share the shadows and let us see...

    nice 160.

    my 160

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  2. So true. Our blogs can be but a mask to our real selves. Or they can also be quite revealing. Thanks for being a part of my Sunday 160. Hope you play again.

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  3. Thought provoking 160- I find it interesting the whole notion of who we are that we present to the world... if we try to deceive others we only succeed in deceiving ourselves.

    Truly a great 160.

    Joanny

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  4. Ah, Mask.. Well said Gautami..

    may I invite you to look at my post of April 12, 2010 titled 'Mask'..

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  5. Beautiful. We are all always more than the surface.

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  6. a very perceptive write..great 160..cheers pete

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  7. This was just a bit spooky. Is there a vampire lurking behind the poet's mask?

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  8. if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you always got@

    I liked it!

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  9. Actually, I don't even know enough to know that.

    My 160 is here.

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  10. Strange! This could almost be one side of my profile! Beautifully expressed!

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  11. Oh, wow, this is powerful! And the brevity of it makes it even more poignant.

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  12. well said...does anyone really know us? do we even know ourselves?

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  13. Gautami nicely said. We all wear masks.
    Pamela

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  14. Very revealing I enjoyed it very much.

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  15. This is a deeply moving poem...and isn't it always the case that we are mistaken for what the public eye sees. We forget that the soul/spirit of a person runs so much deeper. Lovely lovely poem.

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  16. We get such vivid images from one another's poems and forget it is only a glimpse, a flashing moment, often gone before completely comprehended. Wonderful Gautami,

    Elizabeth

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  17. It is interesting that you titled this poem "Unmasked," as if it is waiting or hoping to be known, and no longer masked. This poem related feelings I think that we all know; so nicely expressed!

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  18. I've never doubted that there are two of you!

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  19. Great Title, Great post, Great Words.. Loved it..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  20. this says a lot of truth in 160 characters!

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  21. Very rightly said. People always percieve something different about writers and poets than what they are in real. Nice poetry. :)

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  22. Thought provoking, well written!

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  23. It is so hard to know someone from just a few words each week.We never have a full picture of people we no in real life. But over the course of weeks and for some of us years, I wonder if the people reading our words don't learn things about us we don't see in ourselves.

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  24. can anyone know any but a part of us? I love this and feel it to be so true!

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  25. What sadness there is in this piece. Sadly nobody knows us too well or is that for the best?

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  26. You always blow me away! I did love this prompt a lot...you don't know me...it describes blogging in every way.

    b

    http://www.retireinstyleblog.com

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  27. Nicely done. The mask keeps us safe until we no longer need its protection.

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  28. Good to read you again .. I enjoyed this, as I very well understand the "mask".

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