Monday, November 17, 2014

My Mask

I wear a mask
so nobody will see
what lies behind
my eyes.

I live in a semblance of
but reality plays tricks,
pretence is the lie I live.

My ever changing facade
reveals what I want the world
to see
to understand.

But it’s not me.

Precious few know me,
or see me in all my
because I hide
that which would frighten.

It’s easier to exist
in a world where expectations
are met,
and I can be the man
they want me to be.

So here I am.
I look just like you.
Just please don’t try
to remove my mask.


  1. Those last two lines are my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It speaks to me, because I was there. And still am, too often.
    I hope you can remove the mask sometimes, and that those times get longer and longer...
    Hang on...

  3. This one hits home. Well done Rod.