Masks

Who will I be today?
Which mask shall I choose to wear?
I am reminded of the game hide-n-seek
Moving blindly from here to there

I mistakenly believe the masks can’t change
Like they are sprayed in glue each day
Covering up the messes I make
While feigning a smile on my face.

I wear a mask of leadership
Within a place for fun and games
Running and playing within circles and squares
Keeping the angels safe

At another location I struggle for purpose
(Unaware of the mask I choose)
I look for perfection, order, and rules
But this is a battle I will always lose

I do have two safe islands I visit
Where each mask can freely come off
But then the emotions want to take over
And I’m afraid to talk

Yes, these two islands are safe
But the feelings I’ve ignored for so long
Flood back towards me unbound
I’m knocked out and thrown overboard

My words are lost as I drown
There’s too many thoughts in my mind
I can’t remember which mask I should wear
The swirling waves won’t subside

Who will I be today?
Which mask shall I choose to wear?
I am reminded of the game hide-n-seek
Moving blindly from here to there

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2 thoughts on “Masks

  1. Beautiful poem Anna! It’s powerful to me the way writing about masks with such honesty and insight is a process, in and of itself, taking off “the masks.” Keep writing Anna. Much love your way!

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  2. Anna,

    Oh my goodness, what a powerful poem! You are amazing; it’s profound and insightful and it’s beautifully worded.

    Great to see you yesterday. I hope you have a good week!

    Tandy

    *From:* Slippery Slopes [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:06 PM *To:* tandy@triunemercy.org *Subject:* [New post] Masks

    Anna posted: “Who will I be today? Which mask shall I choose to wear? I am reminded of the game hide-n-seek Moving blindly from here to there I mistakenly believe the masks can’t change Like they are sprayed in glue each day Covering up the messes I make While feignin”

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