keith hendrickson

Masquerade

left lonely happiness is now only a disguise
to mask away the pain that resides inside
like a thief in the night she stole my heart she stole my love she stole my pride
so now i fight with the pain
to regain the light in my life my sanity i must retain
get theese crazy feelings out of my heart and out of my brain
SO! ! !
there are no limits to the lengths that i will go
to accomplish the mental strength that i will need to move on and groww
time heals all wounds and this process is the slowest of slow
but short was the period of time i was able to call her mine
such a disgrace
and such a waste
but im ok dont you see the smile upon my face
not a speck of sadness for anyone to trace
but when i turn around
my head will once again sink to the ground
and next time you ask
i will again put on this dreadful dreadful mask

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Chris G. VaillancourtChris G. Vaillancourt (10/15/2009 2:31:00 PM)

    interesting...very inspiring..

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  • Brandi Young (9/1/2009 1:05:00 AM)

    This is a wonderfully worded piece and as you can tell from my poems, I too know what this is like. We all hide behind some kind of mask, it take great strength to overcome the need of having to have masks but greater strength to acknowledge that you need one.

    Great write! : o)

    Brandi <3

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  • Melina Collado (7/30/2009 5:07:00 PM)

    Your poems amaze me. they truly do. I love this one. I feel all the emotion and pain in this poem.
    Great Job! !

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  • Stephanie Starr (7/30/2009 4:18:00 PM)

    ooohhhh i loved this one! what i really enjoy about your writing is how it is a story. You think you know how it goes, but then it takes a twist and catches you off-guard, and then you step back and look at the larger picture, painted before you with such beautiful metaphors. Great poem!

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  • Elizabeth Marco (7/29/2009 5:42:00 PM)

    Its very true happyness usualy hides sorrow! Very good!

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  • M A (7/29/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    The vagaries of New York love!

    Is it just here, or is it a world wide phenomena. I guess, freedom to choose and be comes with a price.

    But beware, the masquerade may hurt the wearer more than the seer.

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  • Jillian Scott (7/28/2009 3:50:00 PM)

    I felt the emotion.

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  • Hadyn Rodriguez (7/22/2009 10:23:00 PM)

    This poem is very unique very very magnifecent poem

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  • Crystle Jones (7/8/2009 1:46:00 AM)

    this one right here. is the all time perfect poem. everyone has been in that position. to lose a love for what ever reason, to feel what i believe is the worst pain, to have to wear that mask and act like nothing is wrong, to fool everyone, and to try to fool even yourself. to pretend you are fine but to feel your heart is shattered in a million pieces. feeling like you cannot go on, but still searching for that reason to make you feel like you have a reason for being here.
    what a wonderful, beautiful, deep poem. very very amazing!

    Hazel Green Eyes (6/16/2009 10: 24: 00 PM)

    Every single time I read one of your poems, Wow just comes out of my mouth. I love the way you rhyme, it's just so smooth as it comes out. It's just so beautiful. you are an amazing and beautiful writer! I love your work1 ~ Hazel G.E


    i completely agree. always left im amazment! ! ! ! !

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  • Heather HillHeather Hill (6/30/2009 10:18:00 PM)

    but im ok dont you see the smile upon my face/
    not a speck of sadness for anyone to trace/
    but when i turn around/
    my head will once again sink to the ground/
    and next time you ask/
    i will again put on this dreadful dreadful mask/


    * those lines my friend are the best out of this whole poem straight up

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  • Leigh-anna Williams (6/21/2009 5:03:00 PM)

    Very intriguing, in so many ways i could
    relate & the fact that you entitled it 'Masquerade'
    shows it's true mentality about how you felt.
    i truly love this poem.

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  • *~*happily desturbed*~* ? (6/21/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    another great poem its great

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  • Evaughn GrayEvaughn Gray (6/16/2009 10:24:00 PM)

    Every single time I read one of your poems, Wow just comes out of my mouth. I love the way you rhyme, it's just so smooth as it comes out. It's just so beautiful. you are an amazing and beautiful writer! I love your work1 ~ Hazel G.E

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  • Pretty Brown Eyes (6/10/2009 1:48:00 AM)

    Ah, I can really feel the emotion in this one. Another stunning poem.

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  • Brittany West (5/22/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    THis is very good writing. Good luck on your book i will definalty read it when its published. Also i hope you keep writing.

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  • Kat , sorrow (1/18/2009 9:18:00 PM)

    'It's better to have loved, then to never be loved at all' and yes it is sad that you didn't have more time, but I'm sure you'll find your soul mate some day. And I don't think time will heal you it only give's you more time to think, or thats what I feel. Geart poem you have here. Thank you.

    Love, Kat sorrow

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  • <3 KeesKees (1/15/2009 1:27:00 PM)

    LOVE IT<3 add it my favz...makes me want to write my own stuff instead of finding AWESOME quotes lol keep writing :)

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  • Octavia Wilson (1/15/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    that was deep great job

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  • Brenda Arroyo (1/13/2009 10:52:00 PM)

    I really like this.
    I'm suremany can relate.
    I feel like this at times so I just say:

    I'm letting go [but holding on]
    to a time that fades but never goes away,
    to a time that's there but never truely stays.

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  • Nikia Chesney (1/12/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    I really like this one. I can really relate to this. To put on a happy face-when inside you're dying-to smile when you really want to cry-to want to put a bullet to your head if just one more person asks you if you're ok...

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