M A S K

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 05, 2018

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Submitted: September 05, 2018

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M A S K

 

Why do you wear a mask

I know why I wear mine

It hides my pain so you wont ask

So that I appear just fine

I laugh now and cry later 

That's how I live that's how I die

I bury my feelings deep in a crater 

So you never see the hurt behind my eyes

I'm always loaded like a gun

But my mask makes me who I want you to see

The funny friend or the laughing son

I can be anyone I want but I cant be me

Sometimes I forget to wear it

There's a momentary slip

I sink for a moment back into my pit

But I swallow the hurt and regain my grip

At night I can remove my mask for bed

All alone now my thoughts can run free

Escape the prison i've made in my head

They can now run wild and destroy me 

At night the voices tear me down

I have to face the man behind the mask

As the tears come I begin to drown

I can only pray sleep comes fast

I survive the night to begin the cycle again

With my mask back on it closes my mind's door

I fear I have to wear my mask until life's bitter end

I wish I can take off my mask and wear it nevermore


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