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The Sentinel's Mask

Poetry By: Henry Duthler

This is about the pain of being bullied... And why it has to stop.

Submitted:Dec 3, 2013    Reads: 22    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   

The Sentinel's Mask

by Henry Duthler

It matters not

If my optimism is infectious

How my smile lights up the room

Or if my laughter is contagious

It matters not

If I learn to rise above it all

Even if I dig deep and just breathe

Knowing I am as strong as the sentinel

It matters not

If I weather the storm, stand tall and remain

Frozen in place, laying in wait

For the lightning to strike once again

It matters not

If all of this is just a pretty mask

A fragile facade concealing the terror beneath

As it takes all the courage I have, to boldly ask

If this matters not,

Then why am I dying inside?

Torn into pieces of whomever I used to be

When the silence, it's screams.. I can no longer hide

That if this matters not

How does it carve away at my flesh

Leaving scars that no one will ever see

As my heart lays dying in distress

For if this matters not

Then even the darkness is here to stay

There is no forgiveness to be found

Please take this wretched life I pray

It'll matter not

How this smile that could lite up every room

Was just mask, a facade, a reflection

To hide a soul already entombed

And then, it'll matter

Some will even wonder "What for?"

But only for a while

Till it doesn't matter anymore.

Thank you for taking the time to read this piece, if you enjoyed it, please comment and let me know! Also take the time to read, and comment on my other works... again, thank you!


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