Masked Man?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A less-than-cheerful poem

Wispy fangs of white flowed over mouth of mask,
Family gathered while one man hid in plain view.

Warm, vivid colors and perms of the eighties
Contrasted the hideous visage of rubber
Sill more with with what lay beneath.

Sweet, serpentine evil amongst all the children,
Daggers into the soul of younger memories.

Why could none of them see?
That within the brown lined wallpaper of their home,
He lurked. He touched. In places.

A shark swimming familial waters,
Damning me. Damning us all.

Thoughts swirled,
Emotion choked
As I saw eyes,
A predator unmasked.

16 lines of free verse


Submitted: December 31, 2019

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hullabaloo22

A hidden menace, making this a really creepy read.

Tue, December 31st, 2019 7:55pm

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This was the one from Bob's green-eyed man picture in the My Word contest...

Tue, December 31st, 2019 12:06pm

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