Sheldon Allen Saluta

Rookie (December 26,1991 / Davao City)

Oblivious Mask - Poem by Sheldon Allen Saluta

Everyone has its own variety of personalities
Different in every events and possibilities
Others may show who they really are
Others may hide who they really are

Others may show who they really are? Yes, for such a purpose
Of coping stereotypes and of highly self-expose
To gain respect, shun solitary
Coz everything was temporary

Others may hide who they really are? For explicit purpose
Of avoiding human catastrophe, just for impose
To tranquilize from trend disturbance
No pressure just for self-maintenance

That were the different persona that people have just wore
In everyday works and events, nothing less, nothing more
One of those is you are now living
Which of the two masks you'd been wearing?


Comments about Oblivious Mask by Sheldon Allen Saluta

  • (2/5/2010 12:21:00 PM)


    A Brilliantly written piece about oblivious mask one has to wear or is socialized to do so throughout life. Another poem of the truth of human's nature. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/5/2010 8:30:00 AM)


    Very well done. Its refreshing and original. Keep writing... (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2010 7:03:00 PM)


    You have just open the barriers of mask...it's a reality that all, have something to hide...
    this sudden hope of reality rebuke the secret of life mystery.....pain but joyful in the
    end.... I like your poem....it’s 'a hidden death of the soul'...Excellent...God bless
    a 10 +++++
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  • (2/4/2010 7:03:00 PM)


    You have just the barriers of mask...it's a reality that all, have something to hide...
    this sudden hope of reality rebuke the secret of life mystery.....pain but joyful in the
    end.... I like your poem....it’s 'a hidden death of the soul'...Excellent...God bless
    a 10 +++++
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2010 8:33:00 AM)


    Allen, I think you are a great promise, your thinking process is deep and revealing, do you know that everyone's mask is used for self expression? Yes, that is not an irony, deep inside the consciousness of everyone, is the desire for self expression and even the mask is expressive enough, sometimes, one needs companions, sometimes one needs solitariness and sometimes one needs to pour out the bottled up emotions in a literary piece. Yours tends towards masterpiece. Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2010 8:03:00 PM)


    great! wonderful observation of human psychology! my masks started on purpose, I hid who I was from everyone including my family, but then...I got so caught up in the masks I forgot who I was behind the masks. It's been between two and four years since I lost myself, and I'm only just now finding myself again. Take note, everyone, and don't make the same mistakes I did! (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2010 12:56:00 PM)


    yes at times we may knowingly or unknowingly become unaware of our own self so much so that that we don't realize what we are... critical examination of human behavior through a poem ...great writing! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2010 3:19:00 AM)


    Oblivious Mask poetically is on the mark good work here...everyone puts on a mask like bank manager puts his face on, the policeman the baker the candlestick maker and the boxer who growls too! thanks for the invite
    regards
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  • (2/3/2010 2:18:00 AM)


    good work sheldon. you brought out beautifully the human weakness of guising one's own true self. i liked it. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 11:55:00 PM)


    nice work, i'd like to call it art, everyone has a mask that hides their inner self, well brought out sheldon (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 5:00:00 PM)


    I love this...so many people live under many guises. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 12:30:00 PM)


    an awesome write Sheldon, and the last line really gives one thoughts to ponder! ! (Report) Reply

  • Adam Reed (2/2/2010 10:11:00 AM)


    good job. i liked the line 'tranquilized from trend disturbance' the best it sounded pretty badass. good work. =) (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/2/2010 9:38:00 AM)


    thanks for sharing... i rated this one 10 (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 9:24:00 AM)


    Very nice theme you had penned. I do wear both the masks but only thing I wonder about is which one I wear for long. Good flow; well thought; and beautiful expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Ravi Sathasivam (2/2/2010 8:36:00 AM)


    Good poem.
    Well penned
    Enjoyed reading it
    Thanks for sharing with me
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  • (2/2/2010 8:20:00 AM)


    A really good one! We never want some kind of mask, but we can find masked faces floating around us now and then. Try to tell them from the nature and be ourselves always. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 7:31:00 AM)


    Great poem. Let's all hope that we are strong enough to show who we really are. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 2, 2010



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