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From the personal poetry collection of Susan
JaneKahon
I WEAR MY FACE LIKE CLOWN'S PAINT
IT CAN BE WASHED OFF WITH A SPLASH OF COLD WATER..YET
WHEN THE COLD TOUCHES MY FACE
IT SHOCKS ME INTO REALITY
NO MORE FANTASY,
JUST WHAT REALLY HAS TO BE


PERHAPS IN THE HARSH LIGHT OF DAY
I'LL PAINT ON A NEW, STRANGE FACE
TO COVER UP WHAT OTHERS SEE IN ME,
AND TO BE
WHO YOU WANT ME TO BE


I'LL WEAR THIS FACE
SO NO ONE SEES THE LONGING I STILL HAVE FOR YOU
ALL THAT THEY WILL VIEW
WILL BE THE DIFFERENT FACE I WEAR
A NEWLY DRAWN FACE OF HOPE
BORN OUT OF MY DESPAIR


A MASK OF CLAY AND COLORS
I PAINT UPON MY LOVELY FACE
I COVER UP EACH TEARDROP
WITH A TOUCH OF CLASS AND GRACE..


HOPING THAT IN CAMOUFLAGE
YOU STILL WILL SEEK TO FIND
NOT THIS JESTER'S FACE I WEAR
BUT THE ESSENCE OF MY MIND


UNDERNEATH THE MASK I WEAR
MY EYES ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR
I NOW APPLY A SECOND COAT
TO COVER UP THE INTENSITY
THAT ONLY I CAN SEE


HOPING YOU WILL WASH MY COLORS OFF
AND MAKE A SEARCH FOR TRUTH TODAY
I'M EXPOSING MY BARE SOUL TO YOU
HOPING YOU WILL CHOOSE TO STAY





written by Susan Jane Kahon
January 10 2002 10:11 am
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