HC17: Mask


I used to wear a mask
And hide the truths about me,
Worried if people knew
There’d be no sympathy.
But one day I removed it,
Put it high upon a shelf,
And no one cared at all—
They were focused on themselves.


Image is mine. Poetry form is double quatrain. Written for Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge.

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24 responses to “HC17: Mask

  1. I think that last line is very true Paula.

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  2. Very powerful last two lines.

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  3. That mask is perrrfect for you Paula.


  4. Good poem, and love the kitty mask! 😉

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  5. ha. Yep. Funny how that works.

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  6. That’s fantastically introspective and so true. Love it, Paula. 💙


  7. going through some older posts, Paula, loved this poem, could really relate to it! ❤

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