The mask

July 11, 2011
By Brotherskeeper BRONZE, Sunnyvale, California
Brotherskeeper BRONZE, Sunnyvale, California
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Favorite Quote:
AMDG: for the greater glory of God

Cold hungry evil eyes
Eat the soul from the light of the sun
Haunting your dreams as you search for peace
Feeding on lies and pain and lies
Try to run and they will follow
Hauntingly grinning smiling teeth
Breath the life from the soul of the sun
Spread the lies that the tongue creates
Hunting a victim to tear and shred
Try to run and it will follow
Try to hide and it will find you
This is a monster that you created
This is a beast that haunts your soul 
This is the thing that keeps you down 
This is the mask that you wear
Feed it the lies the fables the fiction
Nourished on pain on tears and suffering
Just down frown because they are watching
This is the mask you call your face
Your pain will not suffice its hunger
Feed it on friends on foes and family
Anything to keep that grinning smile
This is the face that hides in the mirror
When it has devoured your friends your family
When it has planted the lies and fables
Feed it your life to silence the beast
One knife one rope one fall 12 stories
This is the price the mask demands.
Will it be paid
Or defeated

The author's comments:
Inspired by a keynote speaker who talked about the masks we wear to seem "cool".

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