Masquerade | Teen Ink


November 27, 2019
By isaacayers12 SILVER, Mcintosh, New Mexico
isaacayers12 SILVER, Mcintosh, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you’re not healing because you’re trying to be who you were before the trauma, that person doesn’t exist anymore, cause there’s a new you trying to be born. Breathe life into that person.” ~unknown

Every morning I put on a face

Happy and funny are things I can fake

Without my mask I’m a different race

At some point everyone needs a break


Learning as I do the tango with life

Talent at the masquerade ball I show

me and the Devil fix an awful strife

Ain’t going down, taking it blow-for-blow!


This battle in my head throughout the day

Twenty-four/ seven things pick at my brain

Even in my sleep as I try to lay

And all for nothing but personal gain


And so I untie these corset-like strings

Accepting the win, and leaving all things.

The author's comments:

I wrote this sonnet after I wrote one for class called "Dance with the Devil" and this is kind of a prequel to that as this is explaining the before and after and "Dance with the Devil" is zoomed in on the dance that I mention in "Masquerade" so I hope y'all enjoy!

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