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the Human Race

September 23, 2013
By Italy_Felixis GOLD, Walpole, New Hampshire
Italy_Felixis GOLD, Walpole, New Hampshire
15 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own."

What are we,
But masks on legs?
When are we,
Other than in this moment?
Why are we,
Doomed to merely survive?
How are we,
Racing through our lives senselessly?
Who are we?

Let me take off your mask and see,
See that you look just like me.
Behind your walls,
For a frozen moment,
We are the same,
We thrive,
We have purpose

Then you put your mask back on,
And left me alone;
Set apart by my exposure,
By the reality of my body,
By the hour that I stand in,
By the purpose I have

A paradox,
A white elephant,
A blue ruby,
A child’s lies

Who are we?

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on Aug. 1 2014 at 10:49 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I can connect to this in some ways. so many people are wearing masks today, and the questions "Who are they and who are we?" come up. I love this poem. I's amazingly written, and full of emotion which I love. The feelings in it were raw.