within, the beginning was clearly displayed
without, they spoke myself for subject to be
remade in their image per sovereign decree
and I donned their word so everyone would see

underneath, what I truly feared portrayed
was this breached insecurity I tried to hide
I knew the truth because it spoke inside
but these outward others would only deride

I then became their masque and their role I played
to hide myself from myself and pretend
into the incrowd, therefore I would blend
for heaven forbid I these offenders, offend

so I brought them only what brought accolade
and tho seen through their scene for the fool in view,
I hardened any inward truth I knew
for I feared more the hardness that comes from you
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written by Scott Schoffstall
© May 25, 2013
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Poetic Sojourn


About Scott Schoffstall

I'm a relatively new poet having started in earnest 11/2010. I have sought the authentic and am still on that quest. I've diverged from the norm yet always reached for the universal. My interests were always beyond the here and now. Beyond the taste, touch, smell, hear, see. Where the mind and the spirit transcend the physical. They say perception is reality. Is it? Are we truly all there is? View all posts by Scott Schoffstall

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