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Blondie
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0 posted 05-25-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Blondie


Mask


What a lovely mask you're wearing
I really can't complain
It soaks up all the sorrow
And even masks the pain.

What an ideal way to block
All the things you want to hide
No one can ever tell
All the hurt you feel inside.

And no one understands
And no one cares to see
The trouble you have to go to
Just to pretend to be.

Eventually you hope
You'll be able to throw it away
But you wear your mask in sorrow
And sit and wait until that day.
© Copyright 2000 Melissa - All Rights Reserved
JamesMichael
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1 posted 05-25-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"Eventually you hope
You'll be able to throw it away.
But you wear your mask in sorrow
and sit and wait until that day."
Very nice flow and a good message of hope.
For it is when hope enters into our thoughts that the mask will begin to crumble.
James
Blondie
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2 posted 05-25-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

When it crumbles then all will see
The one and only true side of me

brian madden
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I think we are all guilty of wearing masks and while they protect us and hide what is fragile inside sometimes we become too dependent on them as you have shown in your poem, a great poem. made me think, thanks.

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Blondie
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4 posted 05-25-2000 06:00 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Very true...

For the masks will fade away one day
Then what will we all have to say?
Cutie Putootie
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5 posted 05-25-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for Cutie Putootie   Email Cutie Putootie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cutie Putootie

wonderful way to portray the masks we each put on daily.

 "If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."
SpitFire
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6 posted 05-25-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Blondie,...this is a wonderful recognition of what eventually has to come.  You show your courage even just writing about it.  Oh these masks they shield us from dealing with the reality of some situations, but really,...what's underneath probably has the strength somewhere to take it face on.  *Have strength,...you're a great writer, I enjoyed this. *Peace.
Blondie
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7 posted 05-25-2000 08:59 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Spitfire~
Thanks so much for the encouragement it was well needed  
Lone Wolf
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8 posted 05-25-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Blondie,

The mask is a necessity to cope at times, but only when we take it off can we truly face things and hopefully have the strength and will to be ourselves.  Hope that day comes for you.  I am sure you will be a better person for it in the end.  Great piece.  

LW
netswan
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Hi Blondie - wonderful insightful poem.
Masks, we all where masks to some extent.
We have our social masks, and our work masks,
are parental mask, and insecurity mask -

But we must know that we are wearing them
and can take them off when it is needed to
show our inner self so we know the difference of what is pretend and what it
is real

Keep writing -)

~hugs from netswan
Blondie
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10 posted 05-25-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks so much for the wonderful responses, makes me feel much better  
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