This Mask

August 10, 2009
By Petra_Nova SILVER, Aurora, Illinois
Petra_Nova SILVER, Aurora, Illinois
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This mask
Is for me alone to wear
I shield myself
From the outside world
I hide my pain
So you cannot see
Just how broken
I am inside.

I watch you
With a silent fascination
Behind this mask
You’ll never know it’s me
And I will be safe
From your inescapable rejection.

I hold this mask
In my ice cold hands
And I imagine
What you will think
I wait for you
To see the real me
Behind this mask.

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on Aug. 16 2009 at 11:21 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
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I like this.

I would love for to read my story the Masked Letter Writer... your poem reminds me of it.

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