You say I must show you
yet eyes are treacherous to depth.
You say action is truth’s champion
and words are its kryptonite
Yet words lend clarity to emotion
They dress confusion in understanding
Revealing the mysteries behind each mask
There is a face I wear
To hide callous truths yet tell no lies
To show you I know the secrets you hide.
Seen through blank stares
Written in dry expressions
There are faces to fit all occasions
To show happiness when one is meant to,
And sadness when implored
Yet if you only look, you will never know –
Of celebrations built upon persecutions
Or sacrifice that should be celebrated…
Our true face is a delicate one, often hidden
Masks we wear – to be exalted
faces we powder – to conceal scars
To be strong for those we must
For if you only look
you will never know
I’d like to show you who I am
To be the one you dream of-
The one you want…
So I mould a mask from secrets divulged
To fit your whispered desires
To Interest and Intrigue
For eyes that only look do not see depth
and sight alone is emotion’s bane
See me, with ears not eyes
Listen, with eyes not ears
Fear her, for she is afraid
Admire her, for she feeds on power
Love her, or else!
The mask does not tell!
But there’s truth in every lie!
Hope to hear your thoughts on this. Masks are cool and fun but it’s always important to know thy face, and learn to love it, because masks always come off.
How about all the cool masks from around the world? I could barely pick a few. I was supposed to use 1 or 2 images but was spoilt for choice.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.