Secrets in her eyes
Her smile a disguise
Dig deep beneath and find
Her mind
Tied in ribbons of pretty lies

R. A. Douglas
August 8,2014.



  1. I’ve wondered where you’ve been. Going through a lot huh? Your poem speaks volumes, especially after following the many that came before this one. It’s written beautifully by the way. We’re all going “through it” – just some of us in different ways than others. It’s great to see you online – I love your poems and their truth. ❀ Kimberly

    1. It takes someone with similar understanding to read between the lines and the underlying truths. I’m still here, but I’ve been writing less because of hectic schedules. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  2. This a thought-provoking poem! The imagery is so powerful. The theme reminds me of Paul Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask.” I enjoyed reading your poem.

  3. I like this a lot, it reminds me of a poem I wrote called the “loss of eden”. thanks for checking out my poem middle of modernity, I will be keeping an eye out for your posts, keep up the strong work.


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