Stone cold

by Meme   Oct 28, 2015

You know how when
your day comes to
its ending chapter, and
all you want to do is
strip yourself from
all the faces you
carry in your briefcase?

To wipe the coldness
from your eyes, and the
pretend you call a smile.
To soften all the harsh
edges that make your face.

When all you become
is a raw image of simplicity,
with a touch of vulnerability
here and there?

A time when it's fine
being dependent, to
lay down your head
for just a little bit more.

Look at me then, caress
every scar that makes me
human. Am I warm enough?
Real enough? Weak enough?
Or will I still continue to be
the same way you always
shape me..
hard as your touch,
cold as your eyes,
dead as your heart.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Bob Shank

    Very vivid images you have painted here, the content, the flow and the message jelled nicely. As someone else stated, the Masks were well represented

  • 3 years ago

    by BlueJay

    There is a certain honesty in this piece that makes it all the more easy to be captivated by. It is well written in a unique clash of simplicity and detailed imagery alongside such a strong voice that really makes this piece all the more interesting. Very well penned. Beautiful. 

    • 3 years ago

      by Meme

      Thanks alot for the comment :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Meme

    Thanks for the comments :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Maher

    I'm currently in a situation that has made me cold, especially toward relationships. With the exception of the last stanza, but the inclusion of the last 3 lines of the piece - you've summed me up the way I am right now.

    You've either used some form of magic, or you're just good at what you do. I'd say it's the latter. Awesome write :)

  • 3 years ago


    I like this poem Meme and your take on life, and the different masks that we all wear in our daily lives.
    As you say, we all master the art of pretend, which I guess is part of what makes us human.
    This is an interesting poem that I'm sure strikes a chord with many of us. Well done!