Masquerade Life

November 4, 2011
By LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

Most live out their days not knowing
They attend the greatest masquerade
But reality is frowned upon
At this party
Many people cling desperately
To their masks, afraid of the rejection
Rumored to follow exposure
The Host
The Infamous Inventor of Deceit
Spends every moment coaxing people
Deeper into their false lives
But a few are brave, if only for a moment
They peek around their disguises
To catch a glimpse
Of something better

Once they have seen it
They crave it, call out for it
A Greater Strength rushes in
And the masks fall away
To be replaced with outstanding love

They walk among the masquerade
Tugging at false appearances
Hoping others will see the truth
But the Host is sadistic and cruel
Not wearing a mask
Means you are abused, ridiculed, despised

This twisted place will not prevail
Many will escape the Host's clutches
By calling on the Great Strength
One day, He will cast out the Host
And make everything right
In this mad world of ours
That is nothing more than a masquerade

The author's comments:
Most people- sometimes even myself- constantly live behind masks, but I don't agree with it. This poem was written from a Christian point of view, but even if you are not religious, you probably recongnize the dark thoughts that put people behind their masks. In reality, I believe we are better off living as our true selves.

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