Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,490 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Charade In Review - Poem by Frederick Kesner


The masks we wear, to us are given,
assigned to us before our cue.
The choice is ours to reveal or hide-
A grand charade with many a clue.

Would you be this or be you that;
Is it surfaced or is it hidden?
Not all secrets are lies or deceit,
Our view of others we must widen.

The genuine heart will itself reveal
Its spots or stripes are where they're at.
The lot of what we think we see,
provide but circumstantial caveat.

We often discard what eyes can't see;
Too often distrust what hearts conceal.
The masquerade of life continues,
Its colours and shapes our truths congeal.


Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Charade In Review by Frederick Kesner

  • (12/25/2009 7:36:00 AM)

    True and just like life really is for most of us... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    Frederick - this is a nice flowing poem with a great message.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, March 16, 2018

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