This poem I wrote came to me at a very difficult time in my life. And these feelings that come across still exist in me. I think everyone questions whether or not they can show themselves, and this is why I wrote this.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life

The Mask
A mask of plastic happiness often covers her sadness
Her beliefs hidden from most
Afraid of, but willing to face the unknown
Wondering where her place is in this life
She has come close to sharing herself
Never completely revealing anything to anyone
Feelings of invisible chains corner her
When she dreams, reality shatters before her very eyes
Accomplishments she strives for just at hands grasp
She feels lost sometimes, not yet finding her notch in this world
At times the glimmer in her calm eyes slowly disappears
But within her heart a silent flame burns her inside and out
She roams day by day, playing roles
Strength unknowingly resides in her
History repeats itself once again
The translucent veil she so proudly wears
Little by little answers will come, pushing it aside
One day there will be no more mask for her to wear
One day her beliefs will be known
One day she'll know her place in this life
One day she will share herself
ONE DAY this mask will be NO MORE

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  • Sasha
    AWESOME :)
  • Ordel
    I reallllllllllllllllllllllly love this poem. It is the closest explaination to exactly who i am. It is strange that a stranger knows me to the tee, almost better than myself. This poem is now officially my favourite poem and will be the key others use to understand me, where i'm from and where i'm going. This is beyond deep!I luv it!
  • Lillian
    I thought this poem is wonderful! It touched my heart, in a very special way.
  • Shell
    Oh my gawd this poem is toughing and true i love it cause it is about true feelings not staged things it has happened for millions of years and there is finally someone to admit it ! I heart this poem!
  • Kayla
    This poem really touched my heart in a deep way. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one wearing a mask. Thank you for your poem.
  • Nahjan
    This poem really reflects me, and i'm sure, many other people. to wear this mask i am a liar and a pretender, but to not wear it i have become a "monster" to people, and even myself. really, when do we get ever get to hide out of our own masks?
  • Eric
    This poem has so much meaning to my life. This says everything about who I am and who I was. I must say, I am very touched.
  • Deborah
    A very true poem I can relate to.
  • Martha
    Very powerfull. This poem went straight to my heart. I too wear a mask and hope to one day be rid of it.
  • Jason
    i just thought this was a really good poem because it kind of reminded me of a girl that i am in love with that doesn't know
  • Adrienne
    This poem really spoke to my heart or, rather, actually seemed to BE the words OF my heart.
  • sandie
    I enjoyed your poem very much, I too am going through a time in my life that myself along with my family just dont seem to understand,In your poem I feel my own soul.
  • Rebecca
    You don't know just how much this poem touched my heart. I can relate to its every word, the hidden despair and the hope for the future. It really is touching and I am sure others can find such meaning in it as well, no matter what the situation.
  • bless
    good poem....a mask i wear everyday sometimes makes me wonder who i really am. the poem related to my situation that is why i find it interesting...
  • Deana
    I see myself in this poem,it was as if I wrote it myself.I feel this way about my religion and how I feel like I'm wearing this Mask.. So I hope someday I won't have to hide behide this sad mask.. I love this poem it touch my soul..
  • BETH
    THIS POEM REFLECTS MY THOUGHTS AS I WOULD SAY THEM IF I KNEW HOW TO EXPRESS THEM..THANK YOU FOR THIS POEM AND IT'S REALITY IN LIFE ESPECIALLY MY OWN...IT IS SO AMAZING TO FIND YOUR INNER SOUL SHARES THE EXACT SAME PAIN AS ANOTHER....
  • Sych
    I love this poem, and it is so true.
  • Richard
    I have fallin in love with a woman like this. Only if she could see that this is her
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