makeup

Image: Orlandogators
you are
peering into the shattered mirror
applying concealer
fingers moving firmly
over the contours of your face
over  the bruise on your chin
over another on your jaw
moving with the consummate ease
of a mask maker

© 2011 Padmavani Karkera

Comments

  1. Great verse, very thought proking and vivid.

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  2. What is not said is as important as the well-chosen words here. Impressive.

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  3. that is my stomach turning for her...the broken mirror a reflection of her face, of her life and surely her heart...

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  4. I feel the way Brian does....it makes me sad for her and the life she lives.

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  5. This is really really good, Padmavani. You evoke an entire life with all its complexity in just a few well-chosen lines. Sad and stark.

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  6. I agree with Brian and Joy, so well written.

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  7. a verse full of forceful energy,
    I can feel the pain and heat.

    well done!

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  8. wow. powerful and heartbreaking. the shattered mirror reflective of so much...

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  9. Powerful. You've captured so much in these few words. Well done.

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  10. Powerful, indeed. I just love your poetry.

    I nomintated your blog for the Liebster award! Please be sure to stop by KnowledgeMaven to pick it up!

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  11. Right. You certainly deserve the Lobster Award.

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  12. powerful. i want to say more but find words almost diminish the power, so i will stop there.

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  13. great use of words..!! words unsaid reflected through the shattered mirror..!!
    -Shiny.

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  14. Profound and wonderfully descriptive of one's emotions.

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  15. Very unusual but interesting way to have a look on face masks....I found your this post as awesome as all the previous ones...thankful really.

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  16. Beautiful work there - started simple and became insightful.

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