Treasure Island

Cierrah Smiles

Behind a mask

You've lived your life and never let them see your true colors,
You live and breath in our world covered by the mask you made for yourself,
You my dear do your best to fit in and not show who you really are,
You hide behind your mask and pretend to be normal,
But no one is normal,
Don't try to fit in with us,
Be yourself and you will be excepted for who you are,
If you don't show who you are then soon you will break,
You my dear are perfect being who you are,
Don't hide behind your mask,
Shine just the way you are,
I love you the way you are,
So does everyone else,

Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012

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This is dedicated to someone very close to me...... I love you don't be afraid to show who you are

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  • Sandy Player (12/26/2012 10:51:00 AM)

    A convincing argument set forward with love. Although I don't accept that everyone will be accepted, I do think it is better to be persecuted for who you are than to throw on a mask that fits in whilst you still don't. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (9/2/2012 12:02:00 AM)

    We All use masks to be hidden behind them, we lied, then we act like the honest people, we betray, then we act like loyal people, we giggle, then we tell to that person that is giggled, oh we just were joking with ya, ...see? all are our masks in front of our own actions. we should break our masks down, we should show our real selves not our MASKS!
    So meaningful and right. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/7/2012 7:33:00 AM)

    we all use masks to survive.Women put on makeup, men drive fast cars, children put on costumes.When a friend is sick we put on a mask of assurance to comfort.When disaster strikes we tell every one, it will be okay.The mask
    of a leader.Only on rare occasions do we take off the mask completely., even to ourselves. (Report) Reply

  • Guess Who (7/1/2012 5:00:00 PM)

    I love your poem the way it is
    So does everyone else feel the same?
    Don't touch it only a little detail

    I love your poem very impressive there's only this part which i see contradicts with the poem
    hope you don't take it as an offence i try to help
    yo usaid

    Don't try to fit in with us,

    Then you say we accept you the way you are we love you as you are........... explain this please?

    Good luck
    Guess Who (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/29/2012 9:41:00 PM)

    You my dear are perfect being who you are,
    Don't hide behind your mask,
    Shine just the way you are,

    such an important lesson....we need to be reminded everyday.....
    thats what...yes u so!

    tc (Report) Reply

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