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since 2000-02-10
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0 posted 2000-03-19 11:37 PM

I'm so tired of doing this.
Of putting on this mask everyday.
But why's it feel like I'm helping so many
when I am being fake in every possible way.

I'm so tired of doing this.
Of pretending I don't have any fears.
But I want you to love me and to accept me,
and so I'll never let you see all these tears.

I'm so tired of doing this.
Of always being the "good little one".
I've tried for so long to be what you want,
but I'm tired, I'm finished, I'm done.

[This message has been edited by rachella (edited 03-20-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 rachella - All Rights Reserved
since 2000-02-12
Posts 238

1 posted 2000-03-20 03:54 AM

this is great. i know exactly how you feel. everybody puts on a front at least once in their lifetime.......i've lost count of the amount of fronts i have created

continue the great posts


Danny Holloway
Member Elite
since 2000-01-15
Posts 2034
Tulsa, OK
2 posted 2000-03-21 03:35 PM

Enjoyed reading your poem.  I posted a similar one in Dark Passions a month or so ago.
        Parage of Masks
Don't be fooled by the face I wear
  for I wear a thousand masks
I give the impression that I am secure
condifence is my name, coolness my game
     but don't believe me
I am afraid that deep down, I am nothing
     and that I am no good
that you will see this and reject me
feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness   are my constant companions
So I play my game, my desperate game
with a facade of assurance without
    and a trembling chill within
And so begins the parade of masks
     and my life becomes a front

[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 03-22-2000).]

Junior Member
since 2000-02-10
Posts 39
3 posted 2000-03-22 10:10 PM

Thanks for the replies.  Danny-your poem is wonderful.  I've always think about this topic for myself, but it's kind of sad(and scary) to think so many people are just playing a part or acting out a character...not themselves.
since 1999-11-23
Posts 120
4 posted 2000-03-22 11:26 PM

Very good poem!! I like the idea!! I think we have all pretended to be sombody we wern't one time or another!! Keep up the good work and be your self I'm sure people will apreceate you just as much if not more!Keep your head up baby girl!

 "Live to love or why live at all"
Deano :)

Senior Member
since 2000-03-09
Posts 522
Missouri, USA
5 posted 2000-03-23 01:19 AM

very nice poem. Hey, wanna know something? I've completely lost my original personality to masks. I've build up so many personas that the real true me, maybe three people have seen recently. Heh, we all do it, me just a lot more than most.

 "Sa souvraya niende missian ye." I am lost in my own mind.

since 2000-01-14
Posts 478
6 posted 2000-03-23 09:50 AM

I love this poem!!
I know exactly how you feel,
although I don't wear my masks for people to accept me, but to hide the true feelings I have inside.
Keep up the good work...
~Kristi Lynn

Senior Member
since 2000-01-13
Posts 528
North Carolina
7 posted 2000-03-24 06:48 PM

It really is scary that we all tend to hide our true feelings, and everything we truly are. We put on a front, like we are calm, cool, and motivated, and try not to let anyone know what we really are. You expressed all this very well in your poem, I commend you. I applaud your decision to be real from now on, and I hope you find someone who will respect and love YOU!

 *There is no destination where we are
Please take me somewhere far
Far away from this world of mine*
(by me)

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