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Drop the Mask and Let it Crack

May 18, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
159 articles 22 photos 906 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."


Drop the mask and let it crack

Don't pause to hear it thwack

Don't shed a tear for the broken thing

The tears it hid so long will sting

Don't hide though, any more

It's time to call your lions roar

Let the mask go

That isn’t you now, no

You are who you are

Smile or no, your pain is a proud scar

It's time to heal now

Not to heal them with your ok and unworried brow

Don't give a thought to the awful mask

It shouldn’t be such a task

Your smile was your addiction

Not anymore, know it was your affliction

It's ok to heal

Don't feel like it's to steal

The smile from another

That would be to smother

You


The author's comments:

well apperently because of a weird poem I wrote its time to heal? ok. for the record, my poetry is from so weird creepy darkness inside and I don't get it, but I think this means I'm ready to heal. it could also just be that I was writing about a picture and that so happened to be the topic, but no, that's not how it felt. so I guess that's good news I didn't know.

anyway, so I was trying to clear out my short story inspiration doc and I found this, but a poem was coming to mind instead of a story, so a poem I wrote.


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on Jun. 18 at 11:19 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
159 articles 22 photos 906 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

healing! yay!

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 18 at 3:32 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
94 articles 35 photos 642 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be a forest than a street.
If I only could, I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."

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