The Mask

September 11, 2010
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I have hidden under this mask for so long
That I forgot what is underneath.
I forgot who I really am
And what I really like.

This mask has been my savior
And my enemy.
It gave me an identity that people might except
While taking away one that is truly me.

I used it to fool people
So sure that they wouldn't like me for me.
It worked perfectly
Until I wanted out.

I tried to take the mask off

But with it came off what was lying below.

Myself taken with it

Realizing, I was so deep in that I couldn't just take it off.

I gave up hope of finding myself

and stuck the mask back on.

Some day I will find myself again

Slowly, over time.

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KeepLiving said...
Jun. 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm
This is really original and I think I'm speaking for all of us out there when I say I know what you mean. Sometimes we pretend to be people we're not just to fit in. This really touched me, it's very creative. Loved it. :)
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