Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Exit the masquerade

Prompt mask for Poets United
photo by Kayleigh June

Exit the masquerade

A lady in disguise,
wrapped in a cloak of
glowing black velvet,
emerges as the princess
of the masquerade

This metamorphose
giving her wings
Vibrating coloured thoughts
enclosing her with an aura
at the ball of illusion

Dark eyes invite
fragrance diffused
fleur de la seduction
The essence contrasting
her life of labour

Cinderella
shed your mask
step out of your shadow
reveal your graceful self
become the queen of the day

18 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I've noticed that when people dress up they tend to become different people. It's fascinating to watch them change.

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  2. A lovely poem, Marja, expressing the melodic transformation of a fantasy princess to absolute queen!

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  3. We spend too much time at the "ball of illusion", and not enough at the dance of reality!

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  4. Why this sounds like a real vacation! May we each grant that to ourselves and each other, and not assume we all seek the same masklessness.

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  5. Your poem catches the imagination and is a mirror which makes the distorted beautiful Marja.
    Namaste
    Peggy xxxxxx

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  6. It is true. Your poem is magic. A women in a mask may be a wonder. But even without the mask... (imagination)

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  7. This is lovely...one can picture the scene........so visually enchanting.....and then the voice of reason at the end, inviting her to step out of the shadows........wonderfully done!

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  8. I have often thought what did the Prince think of Cinderella's worn and calloused hands?

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  9. "step out of your shadow"...This is such a difficult task. Only if all could do it. Beautifully put.

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  10. step out of your shadow
    reveal your graceful self

    Often the mistake of debutantes not wanting to come out of the shadows and missing out on opportunities.

    Hank

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  11. "...step out of your shadow
    reveal your graceful self"- Really beautiful and inspiring lines, Marja!
    I guess, 'Being yourself' is a precious gift that we can give the world.Lovely poem.

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  12. I like your write, and enjoyed the reading.

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  13. Definitely need to shed those masks! Being true to ourselves is the way to go.

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  14. Nicely done.. like the close very much.

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  15. Beautiful poetry dear Marja!

    Image is graceful though sensuous.

    I wonder for faces who take off their mask

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  16. Love this! One must believe in himself and follow inner most instincts :D

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  17. Nice poem, Marja. I like this line 'at the ball of illusion' and the ending.

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  18. Wonderful Marja, metamorphosis is a word I love.. I hope we all learn to shed our masks and spread the wings of our true Being into the world via our love and through our truth.. Much Love my friend xx

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