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The faces down the hall
are freaky, glad or grim
The rolling eyes and tossing heads
That clever, angry grin

That whispering, not too soft
will cause a little cry
as giggles erupt behind my back
and burn behind my eye

Faces, faces everywhere
each has a look for you
Some crusty, pent up feeling shows
that might give you a clue

But really masks are all they are
That's all the faces wear
Painted on, dressed up or fighting
Each one stares, "I Don't Care"

But, the fear behind the faces 
is as large as they are weak
The real faces would like to come out
They're just too scared to peek

DSH 4/2/07 
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People are not as they seem. All are walking a difficult road for some reason, even those who appear to have it all together or appear to have it all.

The Finish Line

Siverstone at the start-finish line

Siverstone at the start-finish line (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Racing, pacing forward

toward a line not seen

unaware that it was also racing

back with careless tragedy

fame of a sort

no one wanted or looked for

pursued instead for vigorous, long life


the unity of heart beats

pounding out with a chorus

of a thousand footsteps


The breathing of a nation

waits to understand

an answer that will not come.

This was planned.

The fear whispers

 life’s one definite truth:

don’t take life for granted,

the finish line comes to you.

© 2013 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)


Treadmill, frightful, boredom

English: Gentaur schedule

English: Gentaur schedule (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

demanding, intimidating, impossible

slow, tedious, mind-numbing

impersonal, task-oriented, bossy

inflexible limits

Predictable accomplishment,

successful trade offs and juggling,

realistic planning and pacing

In control, efficient



© 2013 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)