Happy Masks?

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

A poem from the ones who loved the most, to the ones who just were loved.

Those who've never seen your face
or how red your nose really gets,
Your  bright eyes, dull to eye contacts,
Your glossy long hair, full of sunshine.

I'm always here, aren't I?
Always here no matter what.
Toss me, ditch me, forget me, ignore me,
I don't judge you, you dont care....

All your attention, to their eyes,
Make a stage, present yourself,
Happy smiles, nice conversation,
Begging fans and lots of affection.

And their screams, they reach your ears.
What do they say? What do you hear?
They beg for more, more show,
More display of yourself; honey it's on.

With a pleased smile you reveal,
Their wish, loads more shows, that was the deal.
Go home with your bag full of presents,
Get what you want from the good ol' peasants.

I can't always keep my mouth shut
just to pretend, for you, my love.
When discomfort I am to show,
Aren't you then the lonely one?

Apologies, apologies of one night,
Wake up tomorrow everthing's alright.
I wish we would sit and talk about this,
You just sit, erase, forget the bliss.

What amuses me the most,
It's not your fake dance,
Nor your attempts to win all of their hearts.

It's when they turn to you,
turn to your back,
And you are left alone, with nowhere to hide.

They put you on the spot,
You just pretend some more,
With your carefully chosen words,
Grammatically no error.

Aren't I the one that stays?
Tries to confort your pain,
Reassure everything will be fine,
"You don't need them, it's alright".

But when all the fuss is done,
You cant live without them, no.
When they put up their happy masks,
You go back to your old dance.

Submitted: June 06, 2010

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This is honestly so beautifully written. It's raw, it's inspired. Almost spewing, but in all the right ways. There is so much bitterness, but you can still see how much affection is there. Or else, you wouldn't have put up with the whole act. This is actually, almost to a tee, what I am going through right now. I know it may be days or months til he realizes what he lost, but I know one day he will. And that is exactly what you've said here. How frustrated and desperate you are for someone to see where you're coming from. I love it, and you have an amazing voice when it comes to your writing. I will definitely be looking in to your other work.

If you ever have a chance, I'd love to hear your opinion on my poetry, because we are similiar in a few ways.

Great work here, once again.

Sun, June 6th, 2010 4:51pm


Aww! You made my day! Honestly! I'm sorry you're going through something like that. It was quite hard and sad for me to get out of that toxic relationship but now that I am, I don't look back. Nevertheless, I'm glad you liked it :) Thank you so much for all your compliments, honestly, It really motivates me to keep writing! And of course I will read your work!! ^-^

Mon, June 7th, 2010 11:54am

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