The Mask

June 8, 2012
By frecklefire BRONZE, NY, New York
frecklefire BRONZE, NY, New York
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters"
-Epictetus


[First Verse]
I wear a mask
But you wouldn’t know
It doesn’t dance in light or shimmer or glow
My mask is unique, you see
It blends perfectly into my face

Every morning I inch out of my bed
Tryin to find a way out of my head

[CHORUS]
Cause every step forwards feels like
One more step backwards and I
Know what I'm supposed to do, but
Somehow it’s easier to
Put on the mask
That tries to hide the emptiness inside

[VERSE 2]
When everyone
Seems to be laughing
I rely on my mask to
Force out a smile
Sometimes I wonder if it
Really fools everyone here

All through the day I am hiding inside
This cover up I call my mask

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
Only when I am home does the mask come off
And only when I'm alone can I think my thoughts
And every time I break it off it chips away at
A little more of me
A little more of who I should be

When every step forwards feels like
One more step backwards it gets
Hard to do what’s right
And I am losing fight
But you wouldn’t know
Because I wear a mask



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on Sep. 22 2012 at 9:06 am
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
10 articles 3 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

I really like this. It's very relatable. Keep writing!!

on Sep. 16 2012 at 7:47 pm
AngelaAxelson GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
12 articles 11 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”


― Dalai Lama XIV

I really like the message of this poem, I think a lot of people could relate to this. I know for certain that I never show my true self around others and I'm sure many others feel the same. Great Poem! Keep writing!


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