Masquerade Ball

March 6, 2010
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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

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LaDyElFuNkOe said...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 1:56 am
one of the awsum-est poems ive ever read!!
G.M.Palacio said...
Jul. 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm
I can completely relate to this. This is the best poem I've ever read. It should definitely be in the magazine. x)
SpecialK said...
May 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm
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...
May 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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


trblue said...
May 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

very,very good.

keep going on whth this

skill of poetry.

sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm
Oh my gosh, this is so good.  Very insightful with great flow. 
condor said...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm
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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