There’s a masquerade party in the
streets and she must brave the
torturous parade of worldly
proportions with a well crafted
mask to feed the world with illusions.
She is skillful at charades and paints
a canvas with more brush strokes
to fake perfection.
Rocking bright red lipstick, fake lashes
and drawn eyebrows to conceal her
true colors from the world.
Rebuilding the edges on her canvas
with uplifts to recreate a structured
happy face, and carving her fake
external facade with confidence.
Behind the ornately designed facial
mask, she secretly dwells -dressed in
the cloak of anonymity.
Living in a semblance of normality
but reality beckons and plays tricks
with her mind.
Showing vacant expressions and hiding
her true self behind an empty screen.
Trading quick grins and marinated lies
to pay her debt to the human guile.
She Camouflages like the chameleon,
conceals authenticity and genuity
behind scathed veiled remarks.
Using a tone filled with myriad subtleties.
Prompting assumptions and mixed reactions.
She wraps her soul in a lace of lies,
enacting many roles as an actress to
feed the human poll.
Laughing at all the jokes when pain is
smoldering her chest.
Waving the “strong woman” blood
stained banner with worry wrinkling
Smiling with everyone when deep
inside she is sad.
Quick to say, “I am alright” when
everything is falling apart.
Pretending not to care, yet she really cares.
Crying herself to sleep every night, but
walking around with a smile every day,
giving the world a fake assumption
that her life is perfect.
She is a cover up- so diffused into the mask
of feigned amiability and shrouding her real
identity with an assumed self.
Beauty, let go of your inhibitions and remove
the fake mask you wear before it crashes
your soul. Open your heart to someone,
and share your soul.
You may conceal your emotions and feelings
only for a while but the mask you wear will
only cover the whole face but can never
drape the windows to your soul.
The fake mask will wear off after a
while, leaving you feeling vulnerable
and exposed and regretful.
Embrace who you truly are, not the
elegant mask you wear so perfectly.