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The Mask

By jennee21_ann, Helper, UT

They think they know who I am,
and exactly what I'll be.
They see the side I only expose,
instead of seeing the "real me".

But everything I hide away,
is hidden behind a mask.
Every feeling, thought, and smile
has been buried with my past.

So I put on my fake face,
and steady my broken voice.
I transform myself into a monster
and I do it without a choice.

My smile has no feeling
and my eyes are only hollow.
My sunshine has been chased away,
and the darkness is all I follow.

But one of these days I'll break free,

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2 comment(s)
This is simply beautiful, I love your poems and I can relate to many of them. Thank you for sharing such beautiful words! Check out my work, and I've made sure to add you to my favorites. :) Hang in there
Sep. 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM • Report
I love this so much and i describes me at the moment, thank you for writing such an amazing poem
Dec. 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM • Report