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Zoe Howarth


Behind My Mask


They think they know me all so well,
But behind this mask I secretly dwell.
I hide my thoughts, my feelings too,
I hide so well from all of you.

I smile away the tears that fall,
I show no sign of weakness at all.
I hide behind an empty screen,
I’m different inside, not what I seem.

My hurt and tears get locked away,
And forever behind this mask they'll stay.
No matter how hard they try to escape,
I’ll hide away all my mistakes.

I hide me well, every day,
Forever in disguise I’ll stay.
I’ll smile away the tears that fall,
I’ll show no sign of weakness at all.

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2008

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  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (8/30/2008 12:36:00 PM)

    Another wonderful rhythm and rhyming poem of the kind I usually write. You should really like to read some of mine. This has been such a wonderful day of discovery for me. A real treasure of poetry was found. Please stay with poetry
    my dear. This kind of poetry. Don't ever change your style, no matter how hard
    they make it for you.Good luck!

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Emily Oldham (8/28/2008 1:25:00 PM)

    I completely agree with you. Nobody, even if they think they know you really well, nobody knows the real you. And unless you tell them they'll never know. Don't tell them, Zoe! Be true to yourself no matter what...Thanks.
    Athena :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Janice Windle (8/24/2008 3:09:00 PM)

    I really like this heartfelt piece of work, Zoe. It really touched me. Keep telling us about life the way you see it - that's where poetry comes from, isn't it. Love, Jan (Report) Reply

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