My Mask


When I look into the mirror,

I can sometimes still see my former reality

Staring back at me

Masked beneath all the expensive 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


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

More by this Author

  • I love U

    It is amazing the things love can make a person do. In this poem I express how much a person who has been battered and broken down by abuse is willing to endure.

  • A poem About Abuse: Fearful Love

    This is a poem I wrote about an abusive relationship. Relationships that are abusive can have dire consequences. Abuse should never be tolerated as a way of life, God makes no mistakes and we are worth so much more than...

  • What Happens to Your Body After You Quit Smoking?

    I finally did it. I gave up cigarettes after years of smoking, and I feel incredible. In this article I discuss what happens to your body after you quit smoking.

Comments 7 comments

janusramez profile image

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

Angela Blair profile image

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

prettynutjob30 profile image

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

Thank you guys.

teaches12345 profile image

teaches12345 4 years ago

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

profile image

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

Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

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.

prettynutjob30 profile image

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

Thank you guys.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article