Portrait of The Mind

by JJ   Dec 17, 2005

Stubborn tears
trickle down
her pretty face
staining marks
of imperfection

constant reminders
of the pain
that lies concealed
behind this image
she portrays

seemingly flawless
her perfect smile
is merely an illusion
a portrait of the mind
shadows in a stranger's eye

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  • 13 years ago

    by shobhana kumar

    There's a very different symmetry to your poetry. one that makes me come back, read them again!
    good luck and keep writing


  • 13 years ago

    by Steven Beesley


    I'm sorry that I can't really critique on a write that I already find flawless and perfect in flow. Well done!

    Warmest regards,


  • 13 years ago

    by N.M.Sanden

    I'm not a big fan of Sad poetry, but this one was very well written.

    Good job!

  • 13 years ago

    by Dory

    Heyy I'm dory. I love your poems. God family friends sports and poentry are my life too. I like all your hobbies also. Great job. im only 13...and my poems pretty much stink. But please check em out :-)

  • 13 years ago


    I like the intriguing way you wrote this. It's a very deep piece that leaves alot to perception.
    I also admire the ending, very wise! Keep it up~Holly

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