Manu Dash

(4 July 1956 / Odisha, India)

Mask


I get up
and put on the mask
till I retire to bed.
Over the years it has been
dearer and dearer to me.

Donning it,
I play different roles,
deliver different dialogues,
and throw different expressions
at different people.

I try my best to keep
everybody happy and agile.

All have forgotten
that I too have a face
of my own, and,
when I exhibit it,
they fail to recognise.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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