Anonymous Student

The Mental Masquerade - Poem by Anonymous Student

The ballroom now is filled with guests
Who speak only to costumes
The fowl stench of rotting flesh
Is drowned out by the perfumes

The extrovert with the garish mask
Pretends he doesn't have his flask
And the introvert with the heart grown cool
Thinks the others know he is a fool

There's Hard-working, Intelligent
Kind and Caring
But these are only the names of the masks ones are bearing
For beneath they're all the same
Attempting to hide the shame
They all know that their lives are dull
But they were to afraid to change

The child in the corner cowers in fear
As ones in the masks come ever near
The beautiful faces on all their masks
The poor little child can see straight past

But there's something about when the lights are off
When the masks are often untied
But not this time, as fear sweeps the crowd
They couldn't take them off no matter how hard they tried

They all could never find the truth
Through the false joy that they made
And now they're doomed to live a lie
Trapped in the masks 'till they day they die
The small child is now forced to hide
In the Mental Masquerade

Comments about The Mental Masquerade by Anonymous Student

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 19, 2010

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]