Masks Poem by Deep Paul


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I do have many masks
Which are kept discretely in the dark cellars of mind.
They surface involuntarily in me
To suit various times and seasons.

I own a joyous mask
Which appears to be happy and bright.
But inside it remains soaked with my tears
And is very agonizing to wear.

I own an angry mask
Which conceal painful fangs.
It slowly poison my body and heart
And is quite effortless to wear

When years slither past, these masks grow in numbers
And I am busy hunting within me
To find the real "me",
Wandering somewhere in vast array of these strange masks.
And in this struggle, I admit, I have failed miserably.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: mind
Humans have multiple personalities. They tend to use their different faces while dealing with different people or situations inlife..
Rini Shibu 29 March 2018

very much impressed with your writing style. Smiling face do have hidden sorrows, so called mask..Well penned

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Chinedu Dike 23 May 2020

Well conceived and nicely crafted in persuasive expressions with artistic brilliance. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 April 2018

To find the real me! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us

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Deep Paul 20 April 2018

Thanks for the time and comments.

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Savita Tyagi 11 April 2018

Very thoughtful poem. Exploring your own self and getting to know the varied colors of our personality is a heavy task. Almost never ending since we keep adding layers of new traits on it. Excellent work!

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Deep Paul 12 April 2018

Thankyou madam for the comments

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Perdita Young 10 April 2018

The poem leaves echoes in sensitive hearts...Masks have become such a necessity in modern life, so much so that we find it very hard to be our self.

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Deep Paul 10 April 2018

Thank you for the comments

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Dr Dillip K Swain 09 April 2018

It's a wonderful poem! I absolutely agree with you that people use different faces in dealing with different people in various situations! I like the second most! Your poem candidly reflects your inner psyche! Loved the poetic expression! I see a promising literary future in you! Keep it up!

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Deep Paul 09 April 2018

Thank you sir

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Deep Paul

Deep Paul

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