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Thursday, November 25, 2010


“Wear this,” they say.
And she strips off her clothes,
Puts on the ones
She is asked to.

“Look like this,” they say.
And she changes her face
As they paint it, hides it
Behind a mask.

“Work it,” they say.
And she smiles, frowns,
Laughs, stares, acts
Like someone else.

“It’s a wrap,” they say.
And she looks in the mirror,
Wipes her face, finds her way back
To her old, real self

Her bare face
Clear, soft, free,
Touched, caressed
By the cold breeze.

Her  hair down
Flowing and full of life
Swaying, dancing
To the rhythm of her walk.

It lasts the night.
The sun rises
And she is in
For another day of pretension.

-Katherine Lopez
07 November 2010


  1. your writing is dynamic and live here...

    you have got talent here, welcome to attend poets rally week 35, where you share your poetry and make new poetic friends...poetry awards are assigned upon completion.

    let me know when you are ready.
    Merry Christmas...
    keep writing...

  2. beautiful poem.

    hope you well.
    stay blessed..
    Merry Christmas.

  3. Hi Jingle.

    Thank you for your continuous support. I just have a question. How is the Poets Rally different from the Poetry Potluck? :)

    Thanks and Merry Christmas, too. :)


  4. potluck has no requirement on commenting, you can link in 1 to 3 poems to potluck, enjoy some traffic to my blog, feel free to comment 1 to 100 or what ever entries, in general, potluck has a theme, some participants write entries fitting potluck weekly theme...

    poets rally has no theme, you must comment for 18 poets from my list if you attend poets rally, and nobody is allowed to gossip or complain, perfect poet award is officially assigned weekly in the rally, poets rally has specific rules and higher requirement...

    Thanks for the question,

    welcome to both if you wish.