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My face escapes the photo,
Like I could not have once
Existed in this place,
It's one big lie.
I could not have been that person.
My face escapes to
Render the shame unspoken.
Making amends,
Shadows of the past
Die away with the shame,
I stand alone where
I am unknown even to me.
Will the tears ever come again,
Will the shame ever be allocated?
Can you see I've given it all up
Because I see safety in your
Vulnerable eyes?
I see walls of steel that come up
To protect my exiled soul.
Take me into your spirit,
Put a face to the will in
The damaged photo.
Don't shut off my effort
To triumph over your heart,
It is all the shame I have left.
You will not see it in my eyes,
But let your spirit free,
You'll find me there,
Waiting, hoping,
Praying beyond plea,
That you still see me
That you still want me
To pamper me.
Let me indulge you,
My spirit is yours.
A final supplication,
One last prayer,
One last request,
Put a face to the spirit
In the photo.
Put a face to the person I
Still wish to be.

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding" Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

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The following comments are for "Escaped Face"
by Serendipity

Hey I really enjoyed reading this."Put a face to the person I
Still wish to be." is a brilliant line.

( Posted by: MattS [Member] On: October 8, 2006 )

Mona! You're back!
Hey, girl, I feel this way at the moment: 'I stand alone where I am unknown even to me'; I could look at an old photo (most recently after it flooded in our apartment and old photographs were destroyed) and it seemed to me there was a feeling of loss, and that for the photograph having lost my face there is good enough because of the shame I already brought in to that sweet younger image. I love this.

I hope you could stay for a while again and join londongrey's thread before he closes it. You sure have something there to share to us. Namaste my friend.

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: October 9, 2006 )

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