The Mask

October 11, 2009
By jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."


They think they know who I am,
and exactly what I'll be.
They see the side I only expose,
instead of seeing the "real me".

But everything I hide away,
is hidden behind a mask.
Every feeling, thought, and smile
has been buried with my past.

So I put on my fake face,
and steady my broken voice.
I transform myself into a monster
and I do it without a choice.

My smile has no feeling
and my eyes are only hollow.
My sunshine has been chased away,
and the darkness is all I follow.

But one of these days I'll break free,
and they won't now me anymore!
They'll finally see the honest smile
that they haven't seen before.

And then I will leave them all behind
as I find myself that day.
I will be myself again,
when the mask finally goes away.

The author's comments:
Finding out who you really are is a big part of growing up. This poem was written to describe how you can be a totally different person than the one you really show.

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on Sep. 15 2014 at 2:28 pm
AmazinGracey PLATINUM, Wilmington, Delaware
24 articles 6 photos 25 comments
This is simply beautiful, I love your poems and I can relate to many of them. Thank you for sharing such beautiful words! Check out my work, and I've made sure to add you to my favorites. :) Hang in there

on Dec. 12 2012 at 4:18 pm
Head-In-The-Clouds GOLD, Bath, Other
12 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
I wish I was a glow worm, a glow worm's never glum.'Cos how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum!

I love this so much and i describes me at the moment, thank you for writing such an amazing poem

on Apr. 30 2012 at 8:13 am
it is good.

on Apr. 30 2012 at 8:10 am
i like the metaphors itis good.

Rachel 90210 said...
on Mar. 26 2012 at 2:22 am

Hey,

My name is Rachel and I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I really loved your poem and decided I wanted to do it for my drama exam. Unfortunately, my teacher wants me to know the author of the poem. I was just wondering if there would be any chance that I could get your name ( I would really appreciate it)!

By the way your poem was assessed externally, and they loved it! Well done ;)


on Mar. 8 2012 at 1:11 pm
ninjanessie GOLD, Piqua, Ohio
11 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
The Earth wasn't built for us. We were build for it.

This is really good! its so true too..it helps :)

on Feb. 19 2012 at 11:20 pm
KiaraGonzalez SILVER, Darby, Montana
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

I love this poem i so can relate to it nice job

on Dec. 28 2011 at 6:50 pm
PrincessSparkleStar BRONZE, Michigan
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I loved this poem! it inspired me to write a poem with a similar message which I havent yet finished. Please look at my poem as well!!

on Nov. 16 2011 at 2:51 pm
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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dude ur style of writting is JUST LIKE MINE lol like if u read my poems they look and say like the exact same thing!

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:17 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i'm so happy to hear you like my writing! one day i'll hopefully publish a book of poems :) thank you SOO much for your comment! check out some of my other stuff if you'd like :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:16 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i agree! i think everyone hides behind a mask. i'm glad you enjoyed this :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:16 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i would LOVE to someday publish my poems! i'm glad you like my stuff too :) thanks for the comment!

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:15 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

what a compliment!! thank you sooo much! :) check out some of my other work if you'd like!

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:14 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i cant even tell you how happy i am to know you can actually find comfort in what i'm writing :) i'm sooo glad you're getting something out of my writing! thank you sooo much! :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:14 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

fantastic? wow, thanks soo much for saying that! :) i'm glad you enjoy my work! check out my other stuff if you'd like :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:13 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

wow! thank you sooo much :) it always makes me happy to know that readers out there enjoy my work! thank you!! :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:12 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

thanks soo much! i'm glad you liked it :)

on Nov. 1 2011 at 6:06 pm
forever-and-always GOLD, Auburn, Indiana
13 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
hearts on fire minds on ice. - Terry Fisher

this is really god. i write things like this.everyone goes through this sooner or later.a lot go through it later.but the only thing thats breaking my mask is my boyfriend and its my senior year. so it's time to step up and shine

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 10:16 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is so great, and it could not be more inspirational and true to life. If you have the time I would love to hear your opinion on my poem

on Sep. 16 2011 at 3:20 pm
alohagirl7 GOLD, Klawock, Alaska
14 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"no guy is worth your tears but the one who is wont make u cry"
"your just a guy, nothing more and nothing less"

duude. i absolutely love this. it is pretty deep and has a great flow, it sounds like something i would write, because i know the feeling




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