Natalie Austin

Rookie (12/14/1989 / charlotte, nc)

The Soul Who Wears The Mask - Poem by Natalie Austin

A silent trespass through the endless night
A terror, whispering, of a nameless fight
Hidden among the silent memories
A secret doubt lingers, from pass histories

A line of secret thoughts,
Leaving a family full of faults
Echoes of battles playing through the mind
A wounded solider, a soul that seems so kind

Beware that soul, the one wearing the mask
A different one for everyday, one for every task
An endless war wages beneath that hidden face
An action without a thought, a multi-sided race

The real soul beneath that mask reveals itself to one
The only other person who understands, who knows its never done
The only one the soul feels it can really trust
The person who can ease away all the rust

However many souls still wear the mask
Coming and going as they please like vapors of gas
They live in a hidden war zone they wish could be changed
Though never will their war be rearranged

It rages through the mind in the day, in dreams through the night
It takes no hostages, its kill or be killed out right
It fears nothing beyond the moment of death
It can take over your life just like crystal meth

These souls sadly live among us everyday
Remaining masters of concealment and lies away
Never are they discovered
Except by that one significant other

And they go about their life
Doing as they please, unyielding to the strife
Silently they pry into other people's hearts
Dealing with all of life's poisonous darts

But remember this most of all
If you are a friend of their's they'll catch you before you fall
They love selflessly and true
I am proud to be one of them but are you?


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  • (6/14/2008 7:06:00 PM)


    hello again i liked this poem but some words werent familiar so i had remember hem but i enjoyed it and especially the 1st stanza (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 14, 2008


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