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The Mask

by Luke14


The Mask

Oh why is everyone staring?

Was it something I said?

Oh why is everyone loathing?

They know i'm playing pretend

I don’t want to have all the strength to talk to you,

I just wish you’d talk to me

I know it’d be better if I did it for you

But through this mask I can’t see

Another broken promise,

Another deny

Any more left turns I take

Is gonna make me faint

Brothers, Mother and father

I wish that you knew

Your son is not himself

He is lost behind a mask

I can’t take it off

It’s stuck to me

I just want freedom

Free from the mask

I can’t break it off

I cannot see

This man i’ve become

Take off the mask

Oh this mask has influence

It’s starting to change

Oh this mask has no purpose

Becoming my face

And I don’t even know why I put it on,

Maybe to mask the insecurities

Maybe to mask all the anxiety

But those made up who I truly was

I can’t take it off

It’s stuck to me

I just want freedom

Free from the mask

I won’t break it off

I cannot see

This man i’ve become

Take off the mask

Not like I have a choice,

If I could, i’d never put it on again

It’s a subconscious voice

That commands my hand

Not like the way I said

I didn’t mean what I spoke to you, in those words

It’s coming on again

It commands my hand

I can’t take it off

It’s stuck to me

I just want freedom

Free from the mask

I won’t break it off

I cannot see

This man i’ve become

Take off the mask

Hit me if you can

Take it off

Take it off

Take it off

That’s not who I really am

Take it off

Take it off

Take it off

This song’s so stupid

You think this will make them care?

Now shut up, and put on my mask.


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hiraeth says...



"Be careful what masks you wear, child, lest you lose your true face forever."


should've listened to cassandra.

(-TDA, qoaad)




Luke14 says...


That's really good advice, but who is Cassandra?



hiraeth says...


*gasps*
Cassandra clare?
shadowhunters? (the book, not the series?)
no?
she's a writer.



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FireSpyGirl wrote a review...



So beautiful and so true! I have been through this before, and believe me, it is possible to break free. I just want you to know that you can PM me anytime you need someone to listen to you. :).

This poem needs no editing and no correcting. As someone once pointed out to me on a poem that I had written earlier, You can't edit something that is purely the writer. This poem is so personal, and so you, that it doesn't need editing and it can't be edited. And for me, that makes it all the more beautiful.
Sorry if I just made you sound like a piece of writing, that wasn't my goal...

I hope this helped you some, and I am looking forward to more from you!





Almost all absurdity of conduct rises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
— Samuel Johnson