A Poem About Reflection: My Mask

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When I look into the mirror,


I can sometimes still see my old reality


Staring back at me


Masked beneath all the makeup and big hair


Hides strength, most people don't even know is there












I still see the same little girl,


Who at one point was tragically shattered


But managed to let pain make me stronger


Someone who was crushed by circumstances in life,


But made it work for me


I even used my rough life as a muse


A once bruised, and lonely soul


At times surrounded by depression,


Full of self loathing, and hate


Who started to realize my true beauty with age



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So many bad decisions made,


So many failures


I was almost afraid to ever try again


At one point the hurt was so deep


I did not want to keep living


Then I found myself


I decided to snap out of it


Let go of all my fears


Pushed past all those painful memories


To keep on living


I am not what I use to be


But my past will always be a part of me



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janusramez 4 years ago from jogjakarta

your mask off, many people who love you out there, this is a very good hub, I like it


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Beautiful -- so many share your words/experiences here and what courage it takes to take off the mask and go on. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of work! Best/Sis


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you guys.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

lovely. Masks hide emotional thoughts so well. Good poem and one that makes you think.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning Prettynutjob.

So many of us have a mask that hides the real person.

Wonderful hub and the music was beautiful.

LOL Ghaelach


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I felt every heartbeat. We all wear many different masks in order to protect us from certain things especially hurt. Remember that you are beautiful inside and out and a person who has the right to a wonderful life.


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. Author

Thank you guys.

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