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#414094 - 10/24/12 12:17 AM disguise
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4181
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
I always loved Halloween:
not the candy big deal!
not the scary, spooky stuff,
but the luxury
of being someone else,
walking through the dark,
giddy with freedom,
as not myself.

I made a list weeks ahead
of the possible pseudonyms
I could assume,
the alter egos hidden within,
the secret identities
and multiple personalities,
so different from me,
weighing my options.

And then Id choose one
craft a costume,
a disguise that, not so much
hid who I was, as
made me who I wished to be,
displaced inadequate me
with better, stronger, famous,
more heroic someone else

- anybody else.


lee
19 10 23
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How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....
Habakkuk 1:2-3

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#414148 - 10/24/12 12:55 PM Re: disguise [Re: traveler]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2652
Loc: Denver, CO
wow - has this made me think
my halloween costumes were just extensions of me. Like I was crying out for acceptance and making myself more likable with the costume. Even that horrible mask had to be better than the face they usually had to see...

To see it as an escape - a chance to be who/what you want without fear of reprication ... that would have definitely put a differnet slant on things.

Once again, thank you, Lee.
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#414214 - 10/25/12 03:59 AM Re: disguise [Re: traveler]
traveler Offline
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Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
thanks, Mark.
i never went in for monsters or the creepy stuff.
guess i'd already had enough of that.
i was shooting for perfection:
the Lone Ranger
King Arthur
Robin Hood -
all ideal heros
strong, good, wise, capable
about as far from how i felt as i could get.


Edited by traveler (10/25/12 03:59 AM)
_________________________
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....
Habakkuk 1:2-3

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#414224 - 10/25/12 07:46 AM Re: disguise [Re: traveler]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Traveler,

Your poem brought back a memory of a halloween from the first grade. I made a robot costume out of cardboard boxes, spraypainted silver. I thought it was the most amazing costume ever. I went out to trick-or-treat, and within minutes a bigger kid made fun of me saying I looked like a refrigerator. I ran home crying. Seems funny now, but at the time it seemed like the worst experience of my life up to that point. A refirigerator! Oh brother!

Jude
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I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
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#414487 - 10/28/12 01:29 AM Re: disguise [Re: traveler]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4181
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
Jude -

ridicule of any kind can be devastating - especially when it involves a creative or expressive element of yourself.

i bet you were the cutest little robot ever!

lee
_________________________
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....
Habakkuk 1:2-3

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