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Dionne K. Kelly


Faces


Faces of happiness
Faces of madness
Faces full of pride
Faces wondering where to hide
Faces filled with wonder

These are the many faces we wear
Faces worn because we don't dare
Too afraid of being hurt
We hide our faces in the dirt

Faces of love
Faces that won't look above
Faces full of pain
Faces that have no name
Faces full of concern
Faces of hearts that are broken and burned

These are the many faces we wear
Faces worn because we don't dare
Too afraid of being hurt
We hide our faces in the dirt

Faces whose eyes tell a story
Faces that hide whatever is gory
Faces that are full of fear
Faces that mourn for past years
Faces of laughter
Faces that claim nothing matters

These are the many faces we wear
Faces worn because we don't dare
Too afraid of being hurt
We hide our faces in the dirt

These are the many faces we wear
Faces worn because we don't dare
Too afraid of being hurt
We hide our faces in the dirt
Too afraid
Oh so afraid
Too afraid of being hurt
We hide
Oh how we hide
We hide our faces in the dirt

(1997)

Submitted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

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  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (12/20/2009 1:17:00 PM)

    Dionne, it is so true, what you say in this poem, I can see this fact everyday while riding the trains of New York City, a thousand faces hiding secrets of the unknown, afraid to reveal their true identities...well penned you got my vote,10+++keep it up! (hoping that you would have the time and read my poem titled 'LIKE A BUTTERFLY', keep it up! (Report) Reply

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