My Masks

Sometimes it feels as if I don’t exist,

                                                   as if the masks have taken over my life.

Sometimes it feels as if I am not seen,

                                                 that the masks have locked me away

Sometimes it feels as if I am not needed anymore,

                                                that I could just fade away behind the masks

Sometimes I feel as if I am forever hiding,

                                               forever wearing my masks

 

Masks for those who want the healer

                                           For those who want the comedienne

Masks for those who want the lady

                                           For those who want the angel

Masks for those who want the listener

                                            For those who want the lover

Masks for every facet of my being

 

Sometimes I wonder which mask is truly who I am

                                            am I an amalgamation of them all or someone else entirely

Sometimes I wonder how it is

                                       that people cannot accept me and my reality

Sometimes I wonder why the masks keep others happy

                                  while ensuring I remain alone

Sometimes I wonder what would happen

                                          if I removed the masks and they saw

 

My face streaming with tears

                                                                     Grimacing in pain

My face contorted in anger

                                                             Twisted in hurt

My face haunted with heartache

                                                                   Revealing my reality

Sometimes I wonder…..


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