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Love Abashed

Updated on April 12, 2013

Longing to peer behind the mask

To glimpse the face within that’s cast

She dares not inquire or ask to see

Inward she fears of what may be

Porcelain mask to fit his face

By artist hand his secret in cased

Her mind perplexed of what she’ll see

If the fruition comes to be

His secret kept from years well passed

The truth instilled and well abashed

Fear whelms and holds desires back

Confounded by the strength he lacks

His heart revels in his love for her

But without the mask he can’t be sure

If he removes the mask to let her see

Will it undo his dreams to be?

Each night she sings on opera’s stage

And he within a mental cage

Her voice rings within the opera walls

And deep inside his soul it calls

His dreams plagued with thoughts of her

While passions rage inside unfurls

Taunting emptiness that builds within

Knowing her love is not for him©


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Registered :: Mon Aug 01 03:05:49 UTC 2011

Title :: Love Abashed

Category :: Poetry

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    • writinginalaska profile image


      7 years ago from southeast Alaska

      well done, i like this piece very much. lvh

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks Nighthag, I am honored you stopped by to read this/ your comment is very appreciated...

    • nighthag profile image

      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      On I am such a fan of this tragic romance, this was a beautiful poem

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks very much It was fun to write and I appreciate your time afforded to read it.

    • tnderhrt23 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the tale and rhythmic flow of this poem...Nice job!


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