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Masquerade of Life

Masquerade of Life

Posted February 8th, 2018 by axolotl100

by Elora
in Massachusetts

Masquerade of Life

By: Elora Heart


I host a masquerade.

The theme, for now, is black and white.

A lifeless room.

Masks white cover the guests faces.

They silence them.

True nature suffocated by a perfect plastic cover.

I mingle,

talking to each individual.

One by one

a mask falls

revealing more colors than a rainbow can hold.

To them it seems that for the first time

they are finally free.

But with true nature comes true feelings.

Some scream and throw things fiercely.

Some cry softly and cower in a corner.  

Some smile and jump up at everything.  

So happy they bounce off of walls.

So sad they weep for days.

So mad they shut everyone out.

True nature.

The clock chimes an hour

and with tears in their eyes

the guests put on their masks.

They walk outside

black and white.

Like the world wants them to be.

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I really like this!!!
Beautiful idea! And way too relatable.
A piece of advice: One cool thing about poetry is that you don't have to go right out and say exactly what you mean. The best poems are subtle, but you somehow manage to understand them. So that's what I'd suggest: aim for subtlety!

Life is tough, darling, but so are you. ~Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Posted by elderlyteen{HawkEye} on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:42

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