The Eyes

This post actually put me in the mind of a poem that I wrote several years ago called “The Masquerade Party.” It speaks about how on this planet, everyone is wearing a mask of sorts. Paul Laurence Dunbar so eloquently wrote: “We Wear the Mask”

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

My KyNLa

Look into my eyes and tell me what you see
Can you see my hurt
Can you see my pain

Can you see the emotional abuse I experience Day and night
Can you see my stretch marks that I hide so well
Can you see the physical abuse I endure
Can you see the times I have no money to eat
Or the times I went without food to feed my children
Look into my eyes can you see my inner self
Or do you see my outside that I mask with expensive garments and a fake smile
Look into my eyes can you see me
The REAL me trying to get out
Or do you see my social media page, my fancy car, my expensive wardrobe, my handsome husband who created my inner low self-esteem.
Look into my eyes is life as easy as I make it look
Or…

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PIER PRESSURE

PIER PRESSURE

as I stand here
alone on this pier
hey, these ants
keep crawling up here

breaking my concentration
on you

remember us playing
alone on the beach
never once leaving
each other’s reach
all those good times
the fun now gone
the lies, the deception
now my heart all alone

if only you had told me the truth
but you, my friend
chose to be so uncouth

the memories of you
I’ll store on a shelf
and I’ll enjoy this pier
all by myself

©tjroach2014

WHY WORRY?

THIS……is another one of those songs. I thought about this song earlier today and it is such a hot classic that I’m sure a lot of you remember it. This is by Anita Baker and the Winans. It’s called “Ain’t No Need To Worry”. Both Anita Baker who sang secular music and the Winans (a gospel group) teamed up to make this magic happen back in 1986. Okay no more music from me…..today. Tomorrow I will be nominating some people for and award. Stay tuned……

I FORGIVE ME

Today I’m in a bit of a rush and don’t have a lot of time but I wanted to share this song that I first heard this week. It is by an artist that I’ve done several posts about. His name is James Fortune. You can read one of the posts by clocking: https://studiotj.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/the-gospel-of-domestic-violence-part-ii/
At any rate, his new song is called “I Forgive Me. Check it out. I will take to you later……
Have a great weekend!