Through the Cracks

Beauty Emerges

The mask is a part of you
Going where you go
A smile for him
A giggle for her
Never revealing the truth

Etched in stone
Hardened by time
Yet fragile and thin
Cracks appear
Widen and deepen
No makeup can hide

Longing and heartbreak
Takes its toll
With streaks of tears
Etched deep
And flowing hard
The midnight cry
Unheard and alone

Through the cracks
Light appears
Drying the tears
Holding back the flow
Sleep returns
Desires rekindled
Hope emerges
True self awakens

The process begun
Cannot be reversed
The mask crumbles
Exposing your beauty
New passions born
Freedom won
Exhilaration mounts
The journey begun
Destinations unknown

Copyright © 2013 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

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