Wednesday, 8 September 2010

My Terrain - Carry on Tuesday #69

This weeks prompt for Carry On Tuesday is - 'You don’t know about me.....'

MY T E R R A I N

You don't know about me. . .
you only get to see my surface
that bright and shiny exterior
I put on every day like a coat

I dress myself for the outside world
so I don't stand out in the crowds
I am camouflaged and disguised
hidden under the persona I wear

this inner landscape is a vast one
there are shifting sands and bedrock
winding stairs, attic rooms, basements
and mirrors where every reflection is me

Did you know that I could get lost in there?
lose my map and my footing, drop the torch
the light I carry to disperse all the shadows
there is SO much you don't know about me

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7 comments:

ljm (Amias) said...

I like this, and can very well identify with it. We all hide behind something ... and for me, hiding helps to protect my fragile existence.

Jingle said...

brilliant poem!

Deborah said...

Just brilliant Susannah!

"K" said...

Susannah. The last stanza is the best of them all. It is vivid,has weight, it moves and and speaks to me on so many levels.

" Did you know that I could get lost in there?
lose my map and my footing, drop the torch
the light I carry to disperse all the shadows
there is SO much you don't know about me"

Isn't that the truth? We often don't even know who we are until we complete the journey. Lovely poem.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I enjoyed your response to the Tuesday challenge very much. You write with great sincerity. Thank you for following the link to my site and commenting on my piece. Much appreciated.

vivinfrance said...

This sums up well the dichotomy that is a person - the outside and the inside view. I'm glad we're not transparent!

Tilly Bud said...

I liked your line about the mirrors.

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