Liar Lion; Stitched Lips

A Poem By Madalyn Clare // 7/28/2017

You say you value
My words
But do you really?

You claim you do
Really listen
So I can’t say no.

I can’t get a taste of
Your mind
But I can take a whiff
From here.

You trap me
Saying your
Mistreatment
Is all
In my fantasy
So you’re my hero

But are you really?

You engage me
In your fantasy
So I can be
Your damsel in distress

But I know
I certainly
Am not.

You’re not really.

But everyone
Knows you
But do I
Open up?

Shall I be
A liar

In your world

Or a heroine

In mine?

I forsake
my truth
For the sake
Of yours

But should I?

Shall I be
A lion
To me,

And forsake
Your truth
For my sake?

I am a lion
With stitched lips

A mighty roar
Hidden behind
Fear-filled
Sutures.

Comments

I LOVE THIS!! The last four

I LOVE THIS!! The last four lines are my favorite. :) <3 Ending with "Sutures" was very clever. Love.

Damaris Ann | Mon, 07/31/2017

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

These lines are soooo good:

These lines are soooo good: (and sophisticated)

"I am a lion
With stitched lips

A mighty roar
Hidden behind
Fear-filled
Sutures."

The idea of lion with stitched lips is entirely new imagery to me and I loved it.

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 07/31/2017

Oh wow thank you so much

Oh wow thank you so much girls! It's so nice to have such encouraging feedback on my first try!
Yes writing the last few lines were definitely my favorite part of this poem ;)

Madalyn Clare | Mon, 07/31/2017

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

Read this before you

Read this before you published it and totally forgot to comment but Madalyn Clare you will NEVER cease to amaze me :) I love how much you love to experiment and it's truly inspiring to me. You nailed this like a master!

Brighid | Tue, 08/08/2017

When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.

Love! Love! Love!! Those last

Love! Love! Love!! Those last lines are definitely my favorite as well, but probably because you led so perfectly to them. This had direction and it's beautiful. Well done.

Kassady | Wed, 08/09/2017

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Thank you, Brighid and

Thank you, Brighid and Kassady!

Madalyn Clare | Thu, 08/10/2017

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

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