Cracks In The Mask

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Collaborative Poetry, Poetry
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By Benjamin Grossman and Christopher Rupley

Within you
I found
the fragments of heaven’s demise,
beyond the lies
that have crippled
the thoughts,
hopes,
expectations
and wonder
inside

All those minds
that would rather
burn than shine,
turn face-down
and hide behind
the expired tick-tocks
of history’s time

Within you
I found
the origins of hell,
the lies you told
so well
beyond the thin
veil of the face
that is a wolf
wearing sheep’s
clothing

Though I am convinced
some darker creature
rests within you

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and CMRSYK1985: Make sure and check out his blog by visiting The Brown Bag Special.)

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Comments
  1. It’s intriguing of what one can unearth underneath a mask or facade. Excellent imagery!

  2. bejamin4 says:

    I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Phen Weston says:

    Great ideas here. The image of the mask is on eats always fascinate me as I’ve known this very well before. I always find that once a crack appears it isn’t long before the whole thing shatters. Although some people still continue as though it is still whole.

  4. Miranda Stone says:

    You produce excellent work with these collaborations, Benjamin. As always, you end the poem with powerful and evocative lines.

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