The Mask

October 11, 2009
By jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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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 Oct. 19 2009 at 3:28 pm
Charliieee BRONZE, Dorchester, Other
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Beautiful. Cleverly phrased. I know many people, including myself, will be absorbed into your poetry. x

on Oct. 18 2009 at 2:22 am
Lixxy_93 DIAMOND, Westminster, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have them, flaunt them" -Circle of Friends

"may the saddest day of the future be no worse then the happiest day of your past" -irish blessing

If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic."

amazingly written...once again you have put to words my own thoughts and feelings into words. wonderful job




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