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Author Name: Freefanofjims 5 Comments
Date Added: January 05, 2007 08:01:59 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Mask~1

The Mask


Please donít be fooled by me

Or any of these faces I let you see

For I live behind so many mask

To take them off would be a task


You may not see the mask I wear

I use them to hide all my dispair

So you wonít see my endless tears

Beneath my masks I hide in fear


The saddest part is what it cost

Afraid someday that Iíll get lost

And if I lose at my own game

In time will I forget my name


I hope someday these mask will go

So the real me youíll get to know

And to find the secrets within my soul

Each layer removed is making me whole

Author's Notes:
This is the first poem I ever wrote around 13 years ago-
The funny thing about this poem is I was attending an automotive
class and we had to do an english asignment-
I threw a fit on the teacher because I could not understand what
writing a poem had to do with working on cars-
Well we had no choice because it was part of the final grade-
This one turned out to be the teachers favorite-
And who would have known back then that writing this poem
would lead me to publishing my 8th Book this month!
Time and Chance-We never know whats written in our destiny-
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Comment By: FreeRandy Harrison on January 13, 2007 08:51:23 AM Report

Well done. I posted a similar piece a while back. I can totally sympathize.


Comment By: FreeMISS_VEE on January 5, 2007 08:05:22 PM Report
I love this poem my friend, it relates so much to me

My mask is important to me, without it id wither and fall, i'd be weak.


love VEE x

Comment By: FreeCeeCee on January 5, 2007 07:14:20 PM Report
Wow, besides posting a great poem, I loved the story behind it!  Did you ever tell that teacher how that assignment ended up inspiring you?  If they are still around perhaps you could send him/her a copy of the book with a note inside.




Comment By: FreeGlata on January 5, 2007 09:47:08 AM Report
Without those masks, dear James, the world would be able to destroy us because it could then see our weakest points. I keep a fresh stack of masks with me at all times for all occasions. Let the world to its worst, I will never show that it's getting to me.

Thank goodness for your teacher that made you write that first poem. It's led to quite a wonderful success for you! I think you should call that teacher and thank him :o) and then send him a signed copy of your book that contains this poem.

Sending hugs from your partially nutty NC sis...


Comment By: PremiumMelanie on January 5, 2007 08:19:36 AM Report
I can see why it was his favorite.
It is written so beautifully, yet clearly.
I totally relate to the sentiment.
This was a joy to read. Having to study and reread something to understand the concept isn't my idea of entertainment.
Like everything in life, things always happen when least expected. I'm glad that you didn't fight doing ths, or else you wouldn't be here with us today.


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