Thursday, January 6, 2011

Revealed - 55




Hiding behind a mask of words
from a vivid imagination,
he kept people at a distance.
To trust was to allow vulnerability.
Anonymity was a safe home,
a place to hide,
yet reveal in bits and pieces
while speaking from the heart:
 his true source
of feelings and soul.

Read me and know me.

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43 comments:

Autumnforest said...

Now, that's an honest piece of work! BTW, How much did you have to pay the handsome model to pose with the mask? Oh, and enjoy tomorrow morning's post--Dale underwent surgery and it was all filmed!

Adsila said...

Yeah, the Monkey Man revealed....nice to see ya!

Jannie Funster said...

Wow! You are definitely the best looking ape I've ever seen. :)

Thanks for this honest glimpse into your heart.

xo

g-man said...

Ray Nitschke?

The unveiling!!!

Thanks for being so trusting KP, I promise not to steal your identity for at least 6 months!

Thanks for the reality 55, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Fay's Too said...

THAT is brilliant. I felt it hard.

dustus said...

Wow, I'm glad I posted this week! A kick ass unmasking and 55!

Alice Audrey said...

Is that really you? You're as elusive as I am.

moondustwriter said...

Well that's revealing

Hmm goes down several layers
I think it's my fav that you have done

Moonie Smiles


Friday Flash 55

lime said...

welcome out into the light of day! loved the verse, loved the pictures.

PattiKen said...

To read you is to see a great guy with a good heart and a talent for letting it speak. Nice, MM.

Brian Miller said...

nice. great to put a face to your words monkey! alright i really am off until sunday...lol

Neva Flores said...

Oh yes! I love this and can relate to it in a powerful way. Read me..and know me. Read me and know my heart...........:)

hedgewitch said...

You are being serious and doing it well, I might add, on a day when I am feeling alarmingly unserious, so I will just say--awesome hockey mask.
Always a pleasure coming this way.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

*sw00n* I definintely picked the right day to come and read your 55.

Very nice indeed...

TALON said...

"To trust was to allow vulnerability" - so very true.

Lovely to see the man behind the words...

anthonynorth said...

Yes, most revealing. Nice one.

MorningAJ said...

Hello! Good to meet you. (From someone who's hidden behind a reporter's notebook most of her life.)

the walking man said...

I have more hair than you do.

Katherine said...

The big reveal! Hello there Monkey Man..you really don't look much like a monkey!!! tee!hee!hee!
Am pleased to meet you!

clean and crazy said...

awesome 55, awesome picture!! funny i pictured you taller

izzy said...

Great! thanks!

Mama Zen said...

Excellent!

Myrna R. said...

I guess we all reveal ourselves in our writing. Your poem expresses that well.

lukepraterswordsalad said...

Enjoyed this - the mystery of masks is of perennial intrigue and symbolism. Evocative piece

Regards

Luke @ WordSalad

gautami tripathy said...

I like the unmasking!

You rock!

Here is mine:
curtain of pebbled path

Shadow said...

you have a profound knowledge of the human psyche...

5thsister said...

This is one of my very favorites of yours! I could so relate to every word. Bravo!

ladynimue said...

Just what i think when i people ask for the face behind my name !

honest and neat !
Liked it :)

RNSANE said...

This was very touching and special! A true expose!!! Applause!

Akelamalu said...

The man behind the mask! :)

Claudia said...

so this is you - great - thanks for revealing - but ya know - sometimes i think our words reveal even more than our pictures does..

btw. i counted da-dumm as two words..

Lulda Casadaga said...

Bald is beautiful baby...wonderful 55! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like you without the mask.

Silver said...

Finally we meet! And what a handsome fella that you are! Mrs Monkey has a good eye! :D

Yes, hiding behind a mask.. I think most of us are walking around in one.

Smiles,
Silver

joanny said...

The ancient Greeks have names for the masks we all wear, but suffice to say, you are a nice looking man - no worries there,,,, and your poetry runs the gamut from sublime to humorous, all in good taste, especially Frozebud, brilliant.

nice to meet you ---
cheers,
joanny

Strummed Words said...

How true! Thanks for the unmasking!

Felicitas said...

To know you is to love you, MM!

Jingle said...

Handsome Monkey Man...

what a truthful 55.

well put.
Happy Weekend.

Marla said...

Read me and know me.

That is absolutely perfect, MM.

Great photos!

Eaton Bennett said...

It is too easy to hide ourselves away, but writing gives us away...
'read me and know me', absolutely so!

Thanks for your visit. :))

kavisionz said...

Awesome!! I am beginning to believe that I have come to "know" a few of my blog-pals viz their writing (only)! And that too is a nice feeling, ya know...

This was really good, MM... so very real!

Deborah said...

I just scrolled down, and I'm so glad I did! ... 'read me and know me' so true, and the face fits perfectly, it's so nice to see the person behind all that warmth, humour and creativity :o)

Tina said...

Hi!!!! Wow, you look like my brother! Gotta say I'm partial to lack of cranial hair...The Engineer started balding at 25...
And that 55? Nothing short of brilliant. I think a lot of us bloggers straddle that line of anonymity/being known. There's only one partial picture of me on my blog. It's buried in "Green Alaska". (I have a search gadget...very useful tool...)