"Unmasked"

What was, what is, and what never will be again. (The hero. The Dame. The Villian.)
What was, what is, and what never will be again. (The hero. The Dame. The Villian.) | Source

"...and so the Damsel becomes the villian."

A dark and weary day.
Shadows encompass my face.
I found a flaw within myself I never knew existed before.
These cries for help are just to lure you in.
These walls are up just to knock you down.
And for every last bit of hope
is a desperation ready to conquer it.
Don't be fooled by my presence.
Have better sense.
To lack in wisdom is to lack in fortitude.
How can one key of life be so simple,
yet life's mysteries so hard to unfold.
A legend was born one day,
or so I am told.
With shaky hands and gritted teeth,
a monster has been unmasked,
like the villian in every story,
he has but one task:
to condemn and conquer.
It feels strange to shed a mask,
but finally his real face shows.
Could he be the end of it all?
Could he be the end of life as we know?
Or is there some compassion left inside?
Could I be the one to tame this dark knight?
I've been hiding behind a veil,
a mask too it seems,
something straight out of nightmares,
that once was a dream.
This river of blood fuels my fire,
the intentions of my heart.
I don't know what you are fighting for.
He has already won the war.
Your resistance is futile by any means neccessary.
There is no common ground.
What once was will never be again,
a lesson you have not yet found.
Go home, "my hero".
I am not the damsel in distress.
I do not wish to be rescued,
for I am the headsmen,
the executioner,
and he is standing in the pyre.
My love will set him free,
burn all his evil desires.
This was my master plan all along,
to do this great deed.
Now, ride off my handsome,
on top your white steed.
I prefer a black horse to ride into the night.
I'll take off his mask, and claim it as mine.

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Kylo88 5 years ago from dc

i like how your free verse actually tells a story. mine always goes random on me. lol


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx for commenting kylo. yea i wasnt sure where i was going with this, but im happy with the outcome.


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blackreign2012 5 years ago

wow is all I can say.. you are talented I love your work :-) ~Hugs~


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u very much blackreign. glad u enjoyed it.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

A wonderful, deep counter-tale to all held too dear:

A shadowed young face, a flaw to be found, help cries to help lure us, great walls to help hurt us, to condemn and to conquer, to tame a dark knight, a river of blood fire, no common ground to seek, a lesson not found yet, no wish to be rescued, an executioner in pyre, a love to set free, a black horse to night with, and all claimed as all yours friend, what wonder your might..

That's fourteen plus cool stories in one. Soooo, you're a genius then, my friend? Certainly, incredibly creative...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

perhaps we are all a genius in some way. theres at least one thing someone is really good at, and this is mine. I love to write. i miss creative writing class in highschool.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Thanks again for being who you are Nikki...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

u 2 bbnix. who can we be if we cant be ourselves...?


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

OK, NOW I get it!!

Wonderful! extremely unique and different, and quite dastardly :D

great job Nikki. You shun the Hero, and slay the villain ;]

Bravo


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you thank you. *takes a bow*


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Epic story here that kept me reading the whole way through. I like the images of shadows and the medieval feel to it all. Glad to meet you -- Doug.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yes! thank u doug. i really like your comment, because thats kinda how i envisioned it. medieval times, usually the damsel needs saving or what not, all helpless and weak and always falls for the good guy, so i wanted to show a strong woman who can save herself. and why cant the villian get some love for once? maybe he wouldnt be so bad if he had a good girl, but then why cant the girl be the villian? so i wanted to show this in my poem.


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Joshua Kell 5 years ago from Arizona

Very cool. Thanx.


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Interesting - It is like the villain is slain... and is real... and at the same time a demon from within that you rid yourself of.

I like it


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hmm could be neil, thanks for commenting.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I am certainly intrigued with what is going on behind your poetic mask - the possibilities seem endless and very exciting as you provoke my mind and take me to different places ......


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

theres only so many places the mind can go epi!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wow, this is great. You have a great command of language and ideas pour out of this poem. The voice of the poet sounds far too mature to be matched up to the person who was the subject of criticism. Somebody outgrowing someone maybe? Wonderful poem.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks again astra! hmm in a previous comment i made on someone else's hub. someone even younger than me these days go through more hardships than I have. its really not about age, but the things you are dealt in life, as a kid i had a good childhood. but as i grew and started to like boys and such, well i was never dealt the queen of hearts. i was always a bit mature for my age. kind of a loner, stuck with the same main friends through out the years, i never could keep a relationship, got hurt many times, and im a good advice giver, just not good at takin my own advice, so at age 23, will be 24 in november this year, i think im right where i need to be, mature wise. ive always been responsible, for the most part, and ive had my share of going out every weekend, i have a good bf now, (lets see how long that lasts) and trying to get a place together, people younger than me, have had to make it on there own for awhile now, no one there for them. so again its really not about age, but what God hands you in life.


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Uni_te 5 years ago

This is great, I loved how you ended this poem. You told a story with clarity, and told it beautifully. Keep it up Nikki :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx again uni_te Thats what I was going for :) I will. You do the same.


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Uni_te 5 years ago

I will if you will, lol


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

oh i will. ive been writing since 7th grade maybe sooner than that. :)


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Uni_te 5 years ago

Good :) I've been writing forrr.. A while. Wow. Idk when I started, lol.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha yea ive been writing since i can remember too and i remember around 7th grade, not sure exactly when i started. my first attempts at poems were not so good i remember. but you live and you learn. soon the words just came to me. :)


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

This sounds like your talking about me, lol, yeah i enjoy this, i like your style.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol are you a villian skiface?


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

Well i'm not swat, lol, u can call me a layed back villian, wit a creative skill, ha, ha, ha.

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