an introverted peacock

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 22:06 -- mg7read

i wear bright clothing

so that i will not be seen


I win, I score, I get the prizes.

i never win friendship or love


My shining golden hair catches your eye.

my face, hidden beneath, is shining as well

with glistening tears


My feathers are unruffled, and I stand proud and tall.

I know who I am and what I do.

but the nagging voice in my head

reminds me of what i lack



the empty space within me grows


the words cannot fill it


i am lonely


i am alone


no one sees beyond my happiness. They cannot understand my need

for what will fill me inside. 

the shockingly red lipstick

distracts from my crimson 



and i let it. proudly

i show off my colors,

parading them through the halls

waiting as the empty space

fills me up


this blank page inside me

is not for others to destroy

i must fill it myself

with scribbles and sketches

ideas and drawings

novellas, symphonies, romances

with Life. 


below my colorful cover

is a blank notebook

for me to write in


my emptiness

is my opportunity


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