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Monday, April 16, 2012

Circus Freak

Circus freak
under church clothes
Lies of normal
cover deformities
I'll play out the charade
for your love
Don't look too close
nooks and crannies
hide dirty little secrets
I miss the touch
of skin against skin
when the real me
makes you cringe
and turn away
Oh, how I long
to take off the mask
But who would love
this disfigured heart
who would want
the twisted, tangled mess of me
So I play my part
learn to lie so well
that no one will see
the circus freak in me


  1. This reads so sadly. I want to tell the protagonist that we all have our freak show attributes. All.

  2. Oh it is sad - sometimes we see ugliness in ourselves and try to hide it...

    Anna :o]

  3. I think sometimes that we all feel there is something we all want to hide from everyone we know. We know we are far from perfect and feel that others can only love us if we are. But the funny thing is that we love others warts and all but are not always sure if others will love us the same way. You have said so much with this poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Happy Theme Thursday and thanks for playing.

    God bless.


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