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by Sandy M. Humphrey

I paint my smile with copper glaze
In the right light my eyes and hair
Will reflect the same highlight
A sheen that shines masking
Dull familiar aches resonant
Of old heartbreaks mended
Yet still weakened by the strain
Having to hold the weighty
Issues of relationships
Teardrops fall dried
Softly by tight held tissues
Before they mar the carefully
Painted mask of denial


Copper glaze smile reflects
The highlights of the day
Even if they are only a delusion


Author's Note: Some days you just have to act as if...:)

Posted on 01/18/2007
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 01/19/07 at 01:17 AM

Hi Sandy. I appreciate what you're about here. Seems like there are places where the mind dies a little so that a truth which is its very denial may be born. Thanks.

Posted by Michael Faraday on 05/10/07 at 03:55 AM

well said poem, cheers, j

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/30/09 at 02:47 AM

The poem certainly resonates with me, my dear. I am especially appreciative of the reminder in the author's note: act as if. Thanks for this, Sandy.

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