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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

More Poetry

Heart of Lace
The mask that I wear,
Hides a wall of tears.
The smile shines bright,
Hiding shadows of fears.

You ask me, I'm fine,
But my heart cries in pain.
You hear my laughter,
Not the whispers of shame.

What I show my friends,
Is not what's inside.
What is shown to the world,
Covers well what I hide.

The mask seems so thick,
It's glued to my face.
The clothing of stability,
Covers a heart of torn lace.

Just how to unmask,
My coverings of show.
Just how to trust,
Is something I don't know.

Will I ever attain
Who I long to be?
If I'm hiding behind
A person who is not me?
© Peggikaye Eagler


Teaching Me
by Peggikaye Eagler

I wanted to say thanks,
For believing in my life.
For looking past my faults,
Praying me through my strife.

When all I could see,
As I looked into my mirror,
Was weakness and failings,
And a life, anything but pure.

You saw what I could not,
And saw what God said would be,
You insisted I look closer,
And revealed to me,what you see.

You told me you saw joy,
You said you saw a strength.
You promised I was loved,
Would be through life’s length.

Thank you for your love,
Encouraging me, not so much to change,
But to accept the person I am,
To meet myself within God’s range.

While I still tend to look,
At all the things I do and say wrong.
The Holy Spirit through you,
Is teaching me to see that
God In me shines strong.
© Peggikaye Eagler

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your poem. Recently I have been thinking a great deal about 'mask' I sometimes hide behind, and so I related to the bit about:


    "What I show my friends,
    Is not what's inside.
    What is shown to the world,
    Covers well what I hide."

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  2. lovely! I think that rhyming poetry is the hardest. it is lyrical and evocative. thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you! I think non rhyming is the hard one! I have a few, but not many. I just have a hard time making them say what I need them to say ..and they turn into prose not poetry.
    I guess it's where your talents lie.
    I'll have to write a post about why I write poetry. I like to make people think is the short answer.

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