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Hey You

July 24, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


Hey you,
Just one question has been
Ringing
Through my mind:
Has my mask
Recently
Crossed your eyes?
I trudge through life
Without it;
The world is my masquerade.
I’ve searched and salvaged
Through the drawers
Layered in my heart,
But all I’ve unearthed
Are old memories
Sealed
In padlocked boxes.

We cower
Behind our veils of façade,
Concealing our faces,
Our strength.
Tell me where
I’m supposed to be,
Because there’s
Nothing left
For me to see.

Hey you,
Poet with empty words,
I have yet another question
That wades upon
My plastered lips:
Have you ever
Considered
Being who you are?

Let us throw our masks
Away
In unison
And stumble upon
A change of view:
A star,
A fighter,
And someone
Somewhat…

Renewed.


The author's comments:
I guess this explains one of humanity's greatest weaknesses: we hide behind different versions of ourselves as an excuse to not succumb to the truth of our nature.

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on Aug. 30 2013 at 10:32 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Beautiful writing. Loved 'poet with empty words"

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 19 2013 at 5:40 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank youuuuuu :)

on Aug. 18 2013 at 6:57 pm
BlazeRayn BRONZE, Sacramento, California
2 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it's yours to keep."
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only thing left to do."
"When the world says Give Up, Faith says Try it One More Time."

Wow, beautiful writing, amazing. im going to think about this poem a lot now, keep it burned into my mind when i try to be someone im not. we all wear masks and i think we all need a poem like this to reming us to take them off ;)

BlottedInk said...
on Aug. 18 2013 at 3:21 pm
BlottedInk, Searsmont, Maine
0 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed." -Nicholas Chamfort

wow. this poem blew me away with the truth of it. i love the texture and depth of the script. :)  

on Aug. 6 2013 at 5:39 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Yes, yes! *rubs hands together evilly* Comment on moi work :)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:45 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha, indeed! :) Thank you so much for commenting on all of my work! I need to comment on urs now! 

on Aug. 5 2013 at 3:33 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Very nice :) You're right. We should burn our masks and be ourselves. NOT THAT I WEAR A MASK. XD

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jul. 26 2013 at 10:53 am
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

You are truly amazing, Luna! thank you soo much for your well thought out comment; I can always count on you to get wonderful feedback. Thanks again and now Im going to have to do the same for one of ur pieces! ;)

on Jul. 25 2013 at 5:16 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Hi! Hannah thrilled to be the first to comment :) welll anyway, first off i lvoed the entire poem i think that you are beyond amazing now so i won't even bother anymore saying just that. I loved your word choice and how you sound like your a hundred year old wise man speaking instead of you. I loved  loved loved the message about throwing away our mask and being who we are that was just incredible and i loved your rythm and ryhme. I really enjoyed when you used unearthly and masquade(don't know if i spelled that right.) overall, i really enjoyed this and i really think you are an fanominble author and poet (P.S i liked the line " and a poet with empty words" that was erie and great.) overall 5/5 stars for sure.