Masquerade Ball

March 6, 2010
By SpecialK BRONZE, Titusville, New Jersey
SpecialK BRONZE, Titusville, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.


Masks of silver, masks of gold
Hidden spirits, cruel and cold
Faces gilded and bejeweled
Leave the watchers easily fooled

Masks of iron, masks of steel
Hidden wounds have yet to heal
Faces strong and full of pride
Cloak the pain they feel inside

Masks of paper, masks of wood
Hidden strength not understood
Faces given not a glance
Heros and knights deprived their chance

But who would ever think to ask
To see the one behind the mask?
Faces are hidden, roles are played
In this, the worldwide masquerade


The author's comments:
How often do you take time to look beyond the mask and see who someone really is?

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on Dec. 26 2010 at 1:56 am
LaDyElFuNkOe SILVER, Male&#39, Other
5 articles 1 photo 12 comments
one of the awsum-est poems ive ever read!!

on Jul. 18 2010 at 5:00 pm
G.M.Palacio SILVER, Bayamon, Other
6 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decide to see beyond the imperfections.

I can completely relate to this. This is the best poem I've ever read. It should definitely be in the magazine. x)

on May. 26 2010 at 7:57 pm
SpecialK BRONZE, Titusville, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

I'm so glad everyone likes this poem so much. I really think it's one of my best. Thanks for the feedback, guys!

isabel18 said...
on May. 21 2010 at 12:47 pm

One of the best poems I have EVER read!I LOVED it! Great work!!

YOU ARE TALENTED!


trblue GOLD said...
on May. 6 2010 at 6:07 pm
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 7 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

very,very good.

keep going on whth this

skill of poetry.


on Apr. 8 2010 at 5:17 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Oh my gosh, this is so good.  Very insightful with great flow. 

on Mar. 31 2010 at 2:35 pm
woundedcondor GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
19 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

i love everything about your poem. it's really true. we humans look at the mask but never behind the mask to see who is wearing it.




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