Hood.

Stone

I look into your eyes

It hits me like a stone

You’re cold, not permeable

You let no one in; you’re alone

 

The truth is there staring back

Reach out & take it now

Lose all your inhibitions

Enter the real world; it will allow

 

False face, false smile

It’s all a disguise

You can be whoever you want

Be careful; remember your lies

 

False face, false smile

It’s all a disguise

You can be whoever you want

Be careful of your demise

 

Don’t hide away from the light

Your mask is tight & hurts to touch

Remove it; reveal the true you

Take your time; it’s not that bright

 

I see you now, naked & proud

Confident, excited, an angel

I hold you, I touch you

I love you, can’t you tell?

Comments7

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write moving from darkness to light as we all should do, the light is always out there.

    • Hood.

      GF,

      always light out there somewhere...sometimes finding it becomes a journey!

      Hood.

      • Goldfinch60

        That journey can be so wonderful, the unexpected can be challenging but facing it and coping with it all adds to life's experience.

      • Tony36

        Well written and expressed

        • Hood.

          Tony36

          Thank you.

          Hood.

          • Tony36

            Welcome

          • Santita

            Hoody,

            What I like about this is that it can be interpreted different ways. Are we looking in the mirror in this piece? Did we remove our mask & give our self the love we so desperately need?

            The ending is beautifully tinged with sadness..."can't you tell?"

            Clever, as usual.

            Santi

            • orchidee

              I got no mirrors left. KP looked in them and they all broke! lol

              • Hood.

                Santi,

                yes many interpretations available with this one.

                Appreciate the visit to my page.

                Hood.

              • myself and me

                It's the look in your eye, warm the stone, crack the shell.

                • Hood.

                  m&m,

                  appreciate you dropping by to read & comment,

                  regards

                  Hood.

                • Laura

                  Hood,
                  Another great write with a variety of interpretations! Personally, I see myself throughout this poem. Have removed that mask in my younger years...only to be disappointed! Now the older I get, the more impermeable I become! Sad but true!

                  • Hood.

                    Laura,

                    thanks for reading & commenting,

                    Hood.

                  • Syd

                    Brilliant Hood - Syd

                    • Hood.

                      Syd,

                      yes I am; thanks for reminding me. Did you like the poem?

                      LOL!

                      Hood.

                      • Syd

                        Ha ha! Yeah the poem too smart arse lol!

                      • FredPeyer

                        Hood, your excellent poem made me wonder how the world would be if NOBODY would wear a mask, if everybody would be the way they really are. Would it be frightening, or a better world?

                        • Hood.

                          FP,

                          well the world is a scary place right now so I think we should give it a try...nothing to lose.

                          Thanks my friend for the read & comment.

                          Hood.



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