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The Mask

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.



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xBaByGiRrL22xThis 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...
Jan. 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm:
incrediblee. enoughh saidd:D
 
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shychick101 said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm:
this is so AMAZING!!
 
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FunFace said...
Oct. 23, 2010 at 10:17 am:
 is really amazing, i know everyone is saying this but i want you to know how much support you have.  this si how i often feel and i think everyone out there feels like thehave  mask on somtimes.
 
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jasmine101 said...
Sept. 30, 2010 at 9:54 am:

i like it

i love the title the most !!!

plz try commenting on my stuff too!!

 
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GreenLover said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 10:36 am:

wow that was really nice i loved it.... i can relate to it.. i wrote a poem lik dis well its the same concept .. anywayz i loved it ..great job :)

hope you can check out some of my work

 
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pnkninja11 said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:49 am:
I feel like I can connect with this poem. When I read this poem it brought me back to when I was in middle school and beginning of high school. But then it later changed. I no longer wear the mask anymore.
 
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Bookwormwriter said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm:
oh my gosh that was one of the best!  excelent positive self....  okay, never mind.  i forgot the word.  anyway, i loved it!  great feelign behind the words.
 
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avantgarde said...
Aug. 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm:

This is beautiful poem! The imagery is stunning!

 

However, this is not a real sonnet. Sonnets have 10 syllables per line and follow an ababcdcdefefgg pattern.

 

Excluding that, well done!

 
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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm:
ok, so i've commented on this already, but i'm doing it again. I love this poem! you area fantastic writer!
 
dreamer_believer replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm :
fantastic? wow, thanks soo much for saying that! :) i'm glad you enjoy my work! check out my other stuff if you'd like :)
 
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ForeverknownasCheyenne said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm:
So i commented on "Forever Regrets" and this poem i feel also relates to that ex-best friend i had. I have been holding back from letting my feelings out about her on paper, but now i see that i dont need to write about how i feel about her, when i read your writing, and its like you are showing the world for me. haha, this is really great.
 
dreamer_believer replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm :
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! :)
 
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waywithwords said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm:
this is a complete and utter masterpiece! definitely in my top 3 favorite poems on this website!
 
dreamer_believer replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm :
what a compliment!! thank you sooo much! :) check out some of my other work if you'd like!
 
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peacemaker14 said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 12:16 am:
wow that was a good poem I absolutley love it tis good beacause everyone including myself has a mask that is really hard to take off
 
dreamer_believer replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm :
i agree! i think everyone hides behind a mask. i'm glad you enjoyed this :)
 
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LastChapter said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm:
super amazin'! something i think a lot of people can relate to! you have a lot of talent!
 
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blue.sky.butterfly. said...
Jul. 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm:
wow dis poem is wonderful :) it means alot becuz i feel the same way.!! i also feel tho...dat its up to us to take that mask off n sho our tru selves.!! dis poem was great.!! keep it up!! :) :)
 
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Sliva23 said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 8:35 am:
It made me feel cold inside....and i actually realised that thats me....i never really show anyone that funny and wild side because im scared that my parents wont approve
 
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BoosflashThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm:
you're a singing them there sweet words and i'm just a'coming up the mountain, the moutain...coming up the mountain.....
 
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