Mask Masquerades.

February 10, 2010
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White plaster,
Taking the shape of a mask,
Solid into a frown,
Hiding a human underneath,
One invisible to the world.
Another mask,
Was cast in a smile,
Another Being hidden.
Each person,
Individually feeling emotions;
Or just the mask speaking?
The sad plaster could be happy,
And the happy could be sad.
But was that possible,
For opposites to attract?
No so sure,
But maybe.
Misery does love;
Loves its company.

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Authorgal98 said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 9:12 am

This was great, I love even the subject of masks. I think we all have masks of society we wear. And, please, keep on writing!


musicprincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 9:17 am
Everybody wears masks, be they figurative or literal. This is really good and the symbolism is outstanding!
xodistantdreamerxo said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm
Quick easy read. It's one of those poems you read and you just feel like you got slapped in the face then it's time to sit there and reflect. Don't take that offensively at all it was meant as a compliment! (:
little-miss-sunshine said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Nice poem. You could probably improve on the writing a bit as it confused me, but the meaning was pretty good.
MetalChickRock said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm
hmmm....interesting, good way to talk about the masks...but why must the sad face be happy? and why must the happy face be sad? they are both made from plaster are they not? so they shouldnt be able to move...or im misunderstanding something here.
Nikiblue replied...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm
When I was describing the happy/sad plaster, I was really talking about the people underneath. They could have a mask on appearing to be sad, but underneath they could really be happy, and vice versa.
love2love17 said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm
this is so beautiful! I love the last two lines!!! :D
QuestionAuthority said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm
I think that this was fabulous! I really like all of it, especially the last two lines; they were a great closer. Great job :)
Nikiblue replied...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like it, it means a lot coming from you since you're such a skilled writer yourself (:
TheWritician replied...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm
As usual your work is extremely good! I like this one.
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