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Author Name: FreeMarkS 4 Comments
Date Added: October 28, 2009 18:10:40 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Some people seem to try so hard
To leave an impression.
Using money and property,
Even their profession.

They do it all so you'll believe
They are special or cool.
They won't step out of character
For fear they'd look the fool.

The clown, the jock, the debutant,
They all wear this disguise.
They create their grand illusions,
To blind the public's eyes.

For if the crowd believes the lie,
It will become their shield.
The truth will slip behind the veil,
Forevermore concealed.

And they will fan deception's flame,
Until their lives conclude.
Then all of them will face the truth,
As each life is reviewed.

They'll look back on their legacy,
Facing sad conclusions...
Impressions that they left behind,
Were only illusions.

That's how the world remembers them,
Their well constructed lies.
While who they are just fades away,
Behind a shrewd disguise.

But who they are died long ago,
Lost to feigned expressions.
A fate that waits for any...who
Only leave impressions.

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Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on October 29, 2009 03:27:01 PM Report
A lot of truth in these words.  No better person to be, than your true self.


Lovely poem.

Comment By: Freekim on October 28, 2009 10:54:08 PM Report
i like how you write about people and their nature :)..good piece!
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 28, 2009 09:10:03 PM Report
Very impressive writing.  Though, it has a moral that far exceeds a simple impression.  These are words that will live on long after we are gone.  (Any poet's dream.)  Living in each reader's mind as they are read over and over again throughout the ages.
Beautifully spoken     ..... Gene
Comment By: FreeREGAN on October 28, 2009 06:57:26 PM Report
Amazing write you called it as it is. We are all puppets made to be clones, so we are easily grouped. That is what ego has brought to us.


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