26 Apr

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ~Oscar Wilde …

From all forms they come.

Some may come smiling, some may even be running.

Others would even hold the door for you or even invite themselves in!

Meeting one everyday is an adventure

Pausing me to think day after day.

Each one is a constant emotional battle.

I realize that these faces are not real.

Behind those laughing, smiling eyes,

..and the picture of innocent faces

shows a Mask of man’s mocking reality.

To cover up transgressions of guilty and adultery

A sackful of hypocrisy, vanity and greed.

It is a choice by heart of course, between real and make believe faces.

You can never tell the difference which one is real.

Still I pretend that nothing is wrong.

With myself or the so-called world web of lies.

As I touch that cold and imperfect union of ties

You seem to think they understand you and feel your pain.

Instead.. they criticize you!

One might then feel guilty, but never removes the mask.

So I start to wear my own mask

In all forms I can come with it.

But just from the surface, you might look and stare at them hard

All they may have are their life’s personal posessions

They may smile and share and often times offer you material happiness.

They don’t know that everytime they put their masks on,

They forget they had not removed the first one.


Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Contemporary


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4 responses to “MASKS

  1. Daydreamertoo

    May 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Thank you for stopping by and the comment. You write some very deeply emotional and raw prose. It’s made all the more valid because of its complete and open honesty. I read your ‘Vendetta’ and almost went ‘ouch’ lol Great writing. 🙂

    • veronicadimarco

      May 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment and support. Vendetta is one of my most faved poems, it speaks from the heart…
      .. YOu made me laugh there when you said ‘ouch’
      Feels like I’m really doing it.. ;]

      Thank you again!

  2. Andy

    March 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    We all wear some form of mask…to let others in, to keep others out, to disguise who we really are, to be someone else. I think some e=people have a mask 24/7/365.
    Powerful words. Nicely penned.
    Thanks for sharing.

    What Makes A Woman Beautiful

    • veronicadimarco

      March 12, 2012 at 8:23 AM

      Hello Andy, thank you for your comment.

      You are absolutely right about people disguising themselves and not being true to themselves. they have nothing to prove but only to themselves.


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