Masks | Teen Ink


August 23, 2009
By kristina-marie SILVER, Olla, Louisiana
kristina-marie SILVER, Olla, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Fool, said my muse to me, look in thy heart and write." (Loving in Truth) written by: Sir Phillip Stanley 1554-1586

Each day before we go in public
We put on a mask.
We cover up who we really are inside.
To become what the world wants,
Who they want us to be.
We are never our real self.

Each place we go,
Each person we're around,
Requires a new, different mask.
Because we change so often
We are eventually lost.

Slowly we have lost sight of ourselves.
Who we are is gone.
Amongst the world,
We have become its puppet.

We cry alone at night.
Because we just don't know anymore
Who we really are.

We're being pushed to perfection.
When all along,

Perfection was another series of masks.

The author's comments:
I wrote this one day when I was thinking about who I am and what I may seem like to other people. I realized how we were all trying to be perfect, to look good to everyone else, and just fit in no matter how much we have to change ourselves. I hope you like it!!

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