Learn More

Paula Glynn

Rookie - 154 Points (December 1980 / Essex, Britain)

Stripped Bare Of Makeup

I stare at my reflection in the mirror,
My face stripped bare of makeup,
I don't feel like a clown any longer,
My spirit, my heart and my love stronger.
I swim in the sea,
And am anchored in the waves,
My heart beating with love,
And this spirit is cleansed of hate,
Like the dirty water going down the sink,
Mascara, eyeliner and lipstick just a memory,
And in bed I dream of the night just passed,
For the grass is always greener,
Just like those chick lit books.
And the moon shines on my clean face,
My skin softened with face cream,
And in the morning the sun shines down upon me,
And I apply my makeup,
Another day just begun,
This spirit not blue,
For I reach for the stars with every passing day,
As I sing a melody of life for myself,
And real life carries on day-after-day,
With the reapplication of beauty,
Like a celebration of colour.

Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 25, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Stripped Bare Of Makeup by Paula Glynn )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Christmas Bells, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. A Character, William Wordsworth
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Nightingale's Song, Wendy Bureau

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »


New Poems

  2. Pschology 101 (I), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. A Dancer's Life, Donald Justice
  4. What Christmas for Them..........?, Jayatissa Liyanage
  5. I Know You Are There, Orlando Belo
  6. Dior-Ets, The Body Mass of Death..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  7. Glimpsing Silverstein's Truth, Merton Lee
  8. A Christmas Wish of A Lifetime..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. Unseen, Self-Empathizing Mirrors, Merton Lee
  10. Upon th' Tilting of o' Rose { La tige d.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
[Hata Bildir]