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Under My Skin

Connecting all the wires within,
adjusting every private whim;
While managing the frequent ache,
resulting from my grave mistakes.

Until now my leisure days,
were lost inside a gossamer haze;
A wealth of guilt engulfed my soul,
removing doubts of destiny's role.

And through the fire I walked alone,
to banish fears from worlds unknown;
When as my burning flesh revealed,
the heavy scars beneath the shield.

Taught by a master of disguise,
to moan and cry for caution's prize;
I know not how I've come to be,
this hollow shell which no one sees.
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Under My Skin , by Fran McClelland 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Tracy Bollinger 16 days ago
Maybe it's the fluoride calcifying our pineal glands. Where's the escape hatch this time?
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
Sorry...it was a 'downer day' !! I'll do better for ya next time (lol). 
ARUN MAZUMDER 16 days ago
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
thank you, Arun ! 
Simon Caller 16 days ago
I am like the villain of your prose I broke a trust, I don't know why. It hurts all the more that she doubts all that was real before this uncharacteristic act. She still means the world to me, she's pure amazing magic. Bad guys often hurt themselves and I know I'll spend forevermore to make it right. Don't blame or doubt yourself Fran. Peace
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
thank you, Simon, I cherish your review and your kind advice ! 
Mark Gryner 16 days ago
What a clever way of describing that which your poem describes what the person is enduring! The whole poem justifies my having have read it several times. What time well spent! 
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
thank you so much, Mark, for your kind and complimentary words !! 
anonymo magnifico 17 days ago
...skillfully delivered upon release!....
Fran McClelland 17 days ago
You're most kind, A.M.!! 
Sonja Carnes 17 days ago
Very good rhythm!
Fran McClelland 17 days ago
thanks so much, Sonja ! 
Apollonia Don Ciccio 16 days ago
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
Many thanks, Apollonia ! 
Fran McClelland 17 days ago
Minds travel far in cryptic haze !
Fran McClelland 11 days ago
yet another 'abusive' poem from almost a week ago ! Help !! 
Ryan Anthony Werlinger 16 days ago
There's ready flesh beneath your scars 
furthermore; deeper beats a still warmed heart ready...
Fran McClelland 16 days ago
Many thanks, Ryan ! 
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