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Whats behind my mask

Updated on September 6, 2011

What’s behind the mask

Behind the twinkling eyes is a girl crying.

Behind the rosy cheeks is a girl with tears running down them.

Behind the smile is a girl with lips trembling.

What you see above all is a mask and behind that mask is a girl unhappy.

Can you see it?

Can you tell?

If you looked hard enough, could you see that her heart is not well?

Why don’t you look?!

Why can’t you tell?!

Why can’t you see?!

When you’re looking straight at me!!

I want you!!!

I need you!!!

I love you!!!

My heart aches without you!!!

Please look past what you see and look deep within me!!!

What’s behind this mask is a broken heart.

If only you could see past the surface you could fix it no problem.

But it’s okay.

All is well.

I will wear my mask and wear it well.

I will be brave.

I will be sweet.

And I will wait until you see.

See that I want you.

See that I need you.

See that I love you and only you.

And finally my mask will ring true.

Then I won’t be wearing a mask at all.


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    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you! I'm glad you decided to read mine and I'm even more so that you liked it! And cheers to you too!!

      P.S. too lol

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      Mr. Happy 

      10 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Very nice ... I don't usually touch poems much, as I do not really understand them. I felt you on this one though. Your passion is great.

      Thank you for sharing. A lot of food for thought ...


      P.S. I will not lie, I do like masks ... sometimes.

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you very much I hope this person will someday soon look behind you mask and see the love and beauty within you!!

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      10 years ago

      Amazing poem!!

      Very heart felt as this is how i feel!!


    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank You!! It makes me soo happy that you think its "Outstanding", makes me smile soo brightly to read it!!

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      10 years ago from via the Bronx, NY


    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Your comment has made my day!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy the others!!! Thanks for following!!

      Have a great day!!

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      Suzette Walker 

      10 years ago from Taos, NM

      Lovely poem! Very well written. I enjoyed reading this even though it is a sad poem. Yes, broken hearts are difficult to get over but we somehow manage to put on our mask and go on. The photos with this hub are perfect - so appropriate. Well done! I am now following you. I want to read more.

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you! I am very happy that you liked it, and yes I believe we do its just a shame that most aren't.

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      september girl 

      10 years ago

      Felt the depths to the poem. Well written with true meaning. We all wish to be seen for who we really are, don't you think? When one takes the time to look into ones heart and soul. : ) Voted up!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Your comment has delighted me to no end, thank you so much! I will be sure to write more amazing stuff as soon as possible and thank you for the vote!

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      Movie Master 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      An amazing poem, I loved it!

      I'm glad you hear you are smiling, I agree with blaise24, throw away the mask and write more of this amazing stuff!!!

      Voting up.

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      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      It's bright indeed :) Cheers!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Lol believe me I will wear all the poems I can muster!

      Right now I have a bright smile on my face, thank you!

    • blaise25 profile image

      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      Throw away the frickin mask..Just wear more poems, will you? lol

      This is so powerful. I hope you're better now. Cheers!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thanks so much, Writer20 I'm gald you liked it and I really apppreciate your reading it and your comment!

      Dear wonderful Ubani, your comment has brough me joy, thank you, and I'm sure one day it will be.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      10 years ago from Lagos

      The story you tell is sad but the guts you mustered is remarkable. Behind Every face is a mask hidden deep in the heart. Only a closer perusal will unveil it. I hope you find that stepping stone to greater heights and a way away from the mask. Awesome and beautiful poem. And so i voted

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      10 years ago from Southern Nevada

      A great poem, thats really felt.


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