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The Mask.

You don't see the girl I really am.

All you see is my mask.

You have never read the words I write.

You only like the girl the mask is.

That girl is me.

Why won't you take off my mask for me.

I am the one who likes you.

Not the girl who is the mask.



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justme242This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm:

really deep but still good 

 

 
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Sidewinder This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 9:37 am:
I won't lie, the mask metaphor is a little cliched. Other than that, I do like this one.
 
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_betweenthelines_ said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm:

I love it!! Its so true and relatable...

 

 
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_toni4asec_ said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 9:52 am:
great piece... short & simple... showz it was written truly from the heart & really showz exactly ur emotionz... gd job !!
 
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HarryPotterLover30 said...
Jul. 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm:

Wow. Just- just amazing. I really like it. And so true, you know? Lovely. I mean, some people just don't care enough to remove our masks. And you really have someone specail when they go deep enough to try. if they don't- they don't care enough.

5 stars!

Pleas echeck out my writing! that would be awesome!

 
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PurpleOreo4 said...
Jul. 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm:
I like this short and sweet. And I love that picture fits right in with your poem. Keep writting!!
 
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