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A Mask of Crystal Glass

by GreenTea


As I sit here writing these words, I put on my mask of crystal glass.

Though clear and all-seeing, it hides my face,

I can put on whatever face I decide suits me.

I can be from anywhere, look like anything.

France, India, Brazil, Guatemala,

White, Black, Asian, Latino,

Blue-eyed, brown-eyed, green-eyed, grey.

I talk and collaborate with other crystal masked people,

Some of whom I call my friends.

I must be safe from those who wish ill upon me.

So I change my mask.

I give myself a personality, 

A personality I want to have, but don't.

A kind, ever loving, pure personality.

I wish I was like the persona my mask creates,

But I am not.

I am not perfect,

I am not flawless,

I am not always kind,

I am not always ever loving...

But one thing I am is human.

I am a human.

I AM a human. 

But who am I with my crystal mask?

Am I as good a person with the mask than without?

That is up to me.

And it's up to you too,

My friends with masks of crystal glass.


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Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:02 am
Junel wrote a review...



Hey there! Woah. Yep, this is just plain amazing. You spend a good amount of time building up the 'facts' about what the crystal mask can mean, but you keep it simple to keep the fast pace up without making it too dull. Your last few lines though are AMAZING. You put forward a very strong and real reasoning. I feel that poetry should be used to share a message or emotions that the reader can learn from or connect to. The last bit gives us the message, but you use the earlier bits to gain that connection and even share a bit more emotion about wishes of who we all wish to be. Have I complimented this enough yet? No, not at all. Have I started to ramble and get annoying? Probably. But I LOVED this.

Anyway, time for me to stop fangirling and move on. I hope my review (more like infinite praise) is helpful to you in your writing endeavors.

Sláinte -Junel (PFF)




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Thank PFF



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Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:04 pm
zaminami wrote a review...



Hello GreenTea! Kara here for a (hopefully) quick review!

Give me your soul.

With that aside, I'm not the best at poetry but here we go!

Bold = grammar and flow issues.
Italics = suggestions and overall
Strikethrough = remove
Underline = krazy Kara komments.

Spoiler! :
As I sit here writing these words, I put on my mask of crystal glass. {CRYSTAL?! WHERE}

Though clear and all-seeing, it hides my face,

{so} I can put on whatever face I decide suits me.

I can be from anywhere, look like anything.

France, India, Brazil, Guatemala,

White, {b}lack, {a}sian, {l}atino,

Blue-eyed, brown-eyed, green-eyed, grey.

I talk and collaborate with other crystal{-}masked people,

Some of whom I call my friends.

I must be safe from those who wish ill upon me{,}

So I change my mask.

I give myself a personality,

A personality I want to have, but don't.

A kind, ever{-}loving, pure personality.

I wish I was like the persona my mask creates,

But I am not.

I am not perfect,

I am not flawless,

I am not always kind,

I am not always ever{-}loving...

But one thing I am is human.

I am a human.

I AM a human.

But who am I with my crystal mask?

Am I as good {as} a person with the mask than without?

That is up to me.

And it's up to you too,

My friends with masks of crystal glass


My interpretation:



Well, this is about representation of yourself/slipping on a disguise. However, you kind of slap me in the face with this meaning by the ending part. If you ended the poem after "I give myself a personality/A personality I want to have, but don't." then it'll work and leave the reader to think a little.

Overall:



I did like it, but again, I think that you can remove the last part. :D Keep writing!

Why haven’t you given me your soul yet? --

Kara

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:05 am
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Hey! Chitz here for a review.

The overall persona it creates in wow. You captured the truth of everyone's life, who sits online and has a completely different by himself there. We create the most appealing profile to impress the follower but we forget that its more important to be the real you.
I, while reading, felt that there was some mistakes while using commas and fullstops. If I got them right, so you can work on them. But only if you want.

Overall, the poem has captured the reality and appreciate your attempt. It was very good.

Hope to read more of you.
Stay awaken, keep writing.




GreenTea says...


Thank you!



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Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:24 am
Helena13 says...



This poem is beautiful. It shows the reason many of us decide to go online. When real life becomes harsh, we retreat to our digital world to collect our thoughts. At least, that's what I do. I adore the 'crystal mask' concept. (I am reposting this because I messed up and didn't get points :-(




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Thank you!



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Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:17 am
Helena13 says...



This poem is beautiful. It shows the reason many of us decide to go online. When real life becomes harsh, we retreat to our digital world to collect our thoughts. At least, that's what I do. I adore the 'crystal mask' concept.





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