Treasure Island

Heather Burns


Window Dressing


In this journey called life
there are many masquerading

changing faces daily to fit
the occasion

window dressing creating
deceptive appearances

some disguised as a clown
others not so ornate

trying to fool the very elite
resting behind a veil unclear.

Submitted: Saturday, November 02, 2013

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  • Queeny Gona (11/16/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    Very powerful punches on the veiled heart of a person with deceptive traits dear ma'am (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (11/4/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    This brings to mind an old saying called life is a masquerade.
    We may put on many guises but in the end our hearts and mind
    are exposed. Be yourself and you won't have to worry about this.
    Good. (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (11/4/2013 6:41:00 AM)

    CHANGING FACES DAILY TO FIT THE OCCASION its a great line well done Heather loved reading this so true i give it a ten (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (11/4/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    surely this is lovely piece, well crafted with profound meaning, i have read the comment of Marie shine and i agree with her.... (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (11/4/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    Sage words in this piece. So many are either deceptive or obsequious when honesty is the best face just to be one's self. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (11/3/2013 4:34:00 PM)

    A great poem, I have met many people like this, it's a part of life we can't avoid,
    but with luck we see them for what they are before they destroy too much of us. (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (11/2/2013 7:31:00 PM)

    I loved reading this finely crafted poem, Heather. I can identify with it so much, because for many years I have been aware of how people wear masks to meet the masks of other people. Such a pity that each of us can be the person that we truly are, with those we meet as well as with those who are near and dear to us, just be ourselves and accept others for what they are also. Nobody is fooled in spite of the mask and if we think that they are, it is only ourselves we are fooling. I love the title of the poem, Heather, it drew me in to read the poem, which is so attractive to me, because of it's stunning simplicity. Very nicely expressed, I love the rhyming couplet scheme, which suits this poem very well. Thank you for kindly sharing. A definite 10 from me. Blessings always... (Report) Reply

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