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yes or no (do you love me for who I am)

Updated on December 28, 2017

Do you love me for who I am,

or what I appear to be,

is it that I'm just a man,

or a soul of mystery.

Words I pledge to pen I write,

and toast your optimistic view,

agreeing that everything is right,

lost souls untold are true.

Language wrestles the frozen mind,

delivers a mournful throng,

smiles portray that they are kind,

but sometimes they are wrong.

Glory eyes stop and stare,

the wink of friendship pass,

you look right through though I'm not there,

my heart seems made of glass.

A cold wind blows and tears my soul,

the passion ripped from me,

an empty life can not be whole,

tied to the chains of mystery.

So where your love that has me bound,

and keeps me warm in the night,

a heart's never lost until it's found,

then darkness turns to light.

You say that love springs from the eye,

and touches deep within,

a true emotion that cannot lie,

but rush along to begin.

Yet in your smile I see the wither,

that has my sight undone,

charms that say to me, “come hither”,

I’ll break your heart for fun.

A crimson smile that has me aghast,

and shreds my hopes to fears,

echoing laughter that seems to last,

follows me through the years.

My heart I state is not for sale,

nor ripe for fumbling hands,

colourful words that now turn pale,

on ears that understands.


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    jenubouka 6 years ago

    Such a poetic heart tug on the emotions of the unknown. It can cause dark pain and invoke thoughts of loss. What an incredible use of words I love the way the poem read, each line just kept getting deeper.


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    Suzette Walker 6 years ago from Taos, NM

    Yes, very well written. I love your poetry as it is eclectic and written from your heart and soul. I love the line, "I'll break your heart for fun." I have known people who have done just that. I seem to be able to relate to many of your poems. So, we are all touched by misery at times, but I survive somehow and you seem to also.

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    Poetic Fool 6 years ago

    Mark, this is really, really good. The lines:

    Yet in your smile I see the wither,

    that has my sight undone,

    charms that say to me, “come hither”,

    I’ll break your heart for fun.

    really hit home with me. They felt like I could have written them. This one has become my favorite of all your writing. I've put a direct link to it on my Facebook page. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Great job, my friend!

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    Mark Hodges 6 years ago from Birmingham UK

    Thanks for the comments

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    rednickle 6 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

    very well written hub here.

    Thumbs up

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    WD Curry 111 6 years ago from Space Coast

    The ads that came up with this are a trip. It seems like part of the art to me.

    "smiles portray that they are kind,

    but sometimes they are wrong."

    This reminds me of my years at Devereux. I worked with a lot of sociopaths. The most dangerous one was heartless and calculating in his assaults (especially on female staff). He had the warmest, most engaging smile that you have ever seen. He learned that it attracted people to him, but he was a good actor. He only wanted to put you off guard for his demonic intentions. We all fell for it every time. His eyes were better liars than the most deceptive tongues.

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    jamie 6 years ago

    nice mark,and yes I do xx(:

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    Senoritaa 6 years ago

    Chilling, dark, and daunting. Well written.