The Mask I Wear

June 20, 2010
By Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.


The mask I wear doesn’t fit
It’s too small in so many ways
It’s not big enough to fit my whole personality
So I make a new one

Instead of speaking out about the wrong in the world,
I must keep quiet, because no one cares

Instead of expressing my true feelings,
I must keep them quiet, otherwise I see emotional

Instead of being the carefree girl I wish to be,
I’m forced to be the one who complains about everything

Instead of showing the world my talent,
I must hide it, or else I’m weird

Instead of the world seeing my double personality,
They see someone who is bland

They see the glimpses of my observing and my hysterics,
But they dismiss them, because they’ve come to know my mask too well

It’s sad really, that I have to live my life this way
But ask anyone, and they’ll tell you “Welcome to Middle School”

I dream of speaking my mind and taking my mask off,
And I know that my dream could become a reality,
If I only showed the world,
But I am so comfortable, I’ve come to know the part so well

I know that the mask I wear is too small in so many ways,
But for now, just like my only pair of jeans that are too tight, I have to make it fit
Maybe, just maybe, someday I will take off my mask and show myself to the world
But for now, I hide, hoping no one sees through my well adjusted mask.

The author's comments:
This poem isn't true. I made it up through the eyes of a depressed person. This poem is about a person that is well adjusted to a middle school life that isn't really HER life or what she wants to be.

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on Aug. 1 2010 at 9:38 am
Sill_Sitter11 BRONZE, Milan, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Thanks. Actually, for how horrible this poem is, your comment was waaaayyy too generous. But thank you anyway! Ya. Definently not one of my better pieces!

on Aug. 1 2010 at 9:11 am
Pitiful_Anonymous PLATINUM, New Cumberland, West Virginia
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"and all you f***ers go beep beep beep in cheap,plastic cars. If It's to dumb to see or say you'll still sing it, and I'll just cue the applause" - Marilyn Manson

I like the idea of the poem. There were some good parts, and some not so good. The beginning to me was kind of dry and bland, like there wasn't any kind of flavor or spice behind it, but oyu picked up nicely. very good! :)




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