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The Hollow's Mask ( Soul Society )

Updated on January 15, 2012

- The Hollow’s Mask -

Follow me
Into the dark
Close your eyes
Open your mind
The light will
Surely come
To defy
To wash away
The blindness
New sight
Misplaced visions
Misguided intents
To create
A purpose
That was lost
In the turmoil
Of upheaval
Within your soul

Your eyes
Are so hollow
Your broken heart
Beats only
For vengeance
Your smile
Beyond recognition
Some would say
Beyond repair
But I tell you now
The voices within
Speak only lies
Grant only fear

This may be
Your last chance
To shatter
The bone mask
That clings
To your face
And to find
The ideals
You fought for
In days
of difference
And forgotten
Cold nights
Your despair
Runs deeper
Than any man
Should bear
But your heart
Has not yet
Faded to dust
Pick up
The remains
And break
Your chains
Or forever fall
Into their realm
From whence
There is no return

- Soul Society -

A drop of life
In an ocean of nothing
Overtaking creation
Swiftly, surely
The ripples of purity
Pulsate outward
Stirring hopes
Among the lost
Unfortunate recipiants
Of the way things are
And must always be
Swimming in a sea
Of unclarity
Pleading for land
Begging for changing
Of tides, and of luck
Gasping for air
To fill lungs and hearts
With anything other
Than remorse and regret
Asking for a taste
Just one glimpse
Of something more
Something beyond
What we know
Just one drop
Of complete

Dedicated to Bleach, and Uriel :]


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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      while hopping again through your page, i remembered to check out the next manga issue for bleach :) Unfortunately, bleach is on break for today :( which is such a shame :( and i guess i have to go back to my finance book and continue my unfruitful act of "Nerd-ing"

      [i don't know if that word even exists, but all i know is this poem of yours is officially one of my favorites!]

      Best regards!


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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Silvergenes - somehow I forgot you? :[ no clue how that happened, sorry

      Thanks so much, I wanted these to be dark, but also hopeful :]

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Oh man, so many comments, I'm overwhelmed :]

      Ellie - thank you for trying to cheer me up, you've been great

      arb - I agree completely, thanks for the read

      nighthag - It brought tears to my eyes over and over, thank you for sharing the feeling

      Nellie - Thanks for all your comments, I just got home from work and had 14 comments, which I was definitely not expecting, so I'm trying to respond to them all haha :]

      angel - the violin is beautiful isn't it, thank you

      saddle - that means the world to me...I am so glad my writing can have such effects on people

      bumpsy - wow thank you! I love to hear that people connect to my writing

      Uriel - I knew you would love this :D which is why it's for you! :]

      the music is just perfect, thanks for inspiring me to use it

      I wanted to use a nasty pic of kouga because it went along with the hollow concept

      I agree though, he was cool before he became that as well

      thank you so much for reassuring me and I am very happy you liked it


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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      thanks for the present!!!!!!!!11

      best present ever

      1- simply amazing . i love how you integrated your thoughts with bleach the poem the concept of soul society and life

      3- i don't know what to say "i am dancing out of happiness"

      2- i just noticed that i wrongly numbered my thoughts

      4- this is one of my favorites :D and GOD you only needed a nicer picture for KOUGA when he was still cute and i would have had a heart attack

      5- this is a master piece, one of your best I AM SO GLAD TO BE A FAN

      6- arigato !!!

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      Bumpsysmum 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      What great poems BenWritings, both awesome.......

      Soul Society right on my level - beautiful, emotive and so well put together

      "Asking for a taste

      Just one glimpse

      Of something more

      Something beyond

      What we know"

      I do believe in a form of reincarnation and this is just what I would love to experience....


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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      The Hollow Mask is a reflection of myself, my life, my past, my nightmares and my present. "Follow Me into the Dark" so poignant and real. You gave me a jolt,goosebumps ran swiftly over my soul leaving a trail of dust from my past.

      Soul society shining of hope and opportunity. We all want something from life to keep us moving forward with a positive frame of mind. We are living in a dangerous world now, I believe life will get harder and crueler as our earth shifts with war, famine, nuclear problems and GREED for oil.

      These were both written very well my friend, I applaud you and your gifts.

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      The Hollow's Mask is something far too many people choose to wear but there is always hope - something you convey so well.

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      angel88 6 years ago

      nice music, I love violin.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Soul Society is a magnificent work with such a wonderful message - Hope - maybe even Teamwork among people, mutually helping, lifting spirits, offering support when things look bleak. I love it.

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      hollows mask gave me chills, an enthralling read as always

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      arb 6 years ago from oregon

      Nice write Ben, this style is your comfort zone I think. It illuminates your gift. Be well.

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      SeenButNotHeard 6 years ago from Michigan

      You've still got it, Mr. Writings :D

      And yes, I did the music too lol twas phenomenal xD

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thank you, alter ego :]

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      Shitinski 6 years ago

      i like your style and you can only get better.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Minnetonka - Thank you very much! It just so happens that the music is from the show that inspired that first poem. Very fitting, and very powerful. Thank you for the read and the flattery

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow Ben-You really amaze with me your wisdom that rings in the words of your poetry. Sounds like you have weathered the storm with your words as they heal us all here at hubpages. I too loved reading while listening to the song.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Nikki - the first one waters my eyes terribly. I'm really glad it moved you, like I have always said...that is my reason for writing.

      Thanks for the comment, and it's wonderful that you relate so well to a lot of my writing. :]

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      the first one is definitely my fave. it really speaks to me, and the music is very moving, i was getting a little watery eyed there. i really felt connected. related to that first one so well. def my fave by you. the second one was good too. inspiring, to do better, to live. thanx for these.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Acer - thank you for always commenting/supporting me

      Ian - can you explain to me what you mean by the last part of your comment? Thank you for reading, and I loved the music

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      Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I really love your choice of music for this one, Ben (Actually, that should make you worry!), but I have been noticing more and more that what you write and think is so very much like the stuff that was churning around in my mind when I was only a little younger than you. Has there been a natural straight line progression or have things described a cycle? And then I read Poohgranma's comments and they almost seem to confirm what I think but with a good deal of lateral thinking employed.


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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A drop of life sometimes is all we get to energize our pursuits for another,breathtaking as usual Ben!;)

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Lizzy - the show is just amazing...

      Thanks very much, I love pairing music with has such a strong effect. Thanks for reading :]

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      Elizabeth99 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I used to watch Bleach but got so far behind I gave up :\ But besides that I really like this. I love how you put music with it, I always listen and read them together and it makes it such a powerful experience. Another good one! :)

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Wow, that comment means so much to me...

      This was dedicated to the show "Bleach" which is such an incredibly powerful show, that leaves one wondering so many things.

      I do have an old soul, and I know things I wish I didn't know.

      Thank you so much for that, I hope it left an impact, regardless of if you've seen the show or not.

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      You have such an "old" soul Ben. I don't happen to be a believer in reincarnation, but you would present as an excellent argument. Maybe you can just give voice to what others your age are feeling but can't express. You know too much and hurt too much for one your age.

      I wish we had done a better job, taking care of this earth, of each other and of our children.

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thanks Bella :]

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Ooeeeyyyy I love masks they hide and distract to the eye of the wonderer.... Great read and write My Beny Ben Ben!!!

      all smiles from me to ya