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A Poem by Emo_Cat

In times of trouble and insanity

I carry masks to disguise

the pain I carry

secure behind my eyes,


I can never let out again,

the misery I hide.

to hell with my dignity,

to hell with my pride


from this day forward,

and forever more,

I will mount this mask

that will be my lore


No reaching out when I am weak,

no solace will I seek


when you look for answers,

when you say your prayers,

all you will see is masks,

and no pain that I bare



© 2017 Emo_Cat



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Wow, powerful words from a broken and fed up heart. Those masks can keep us safe, and I think we all wear them to a certain extent. I do think it is valuable to have someone at least that you can lower the mask with. But for the most part and considering others are also wearing them, it is best to stay safe. Great poem my new friend, cheers!

Posted 7 Months Ago


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wow, so very powerful, I enjoyed this write.
you have talent

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, powerful words from a broken and fed up heart. Those masks can keep us safe, and I think we all wear them to a certain extent. I do think it is valuable to have someone at least that you can lower the mask with. But for the most part and considering others are also wearing them, it is best to stay safe. Great poem my new friend, cheers!

Posted 7 Months Ago


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This is a really great poem. I especially love: "to hell with my dignity,
to hell with my pride"
The rhythm of that really reflects the words.

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Ah but sometimes mask can fall and break. I enjoyed your last stanza. This is really good.

Posted 7 Months Ago


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when you look for answers,
when you say your prayers,
all you will see is masks,
and no pain that I bare

I REALLY LOVE this part, This is a really good poem, straight forward.

Posted 7 Months Ago


It started off strong

In times of trouble and insanity

I carry masks to disguise

the pain I carry

secure behind my eyes,

Reminds me of Eliot when he says "we must prepare a face for the faces that we meet"

I think we all don that stoic mask of indifference from time to time, or so much so, that it almost becomes our real face.

Feels like the narrator is closing the heart, or at least, pretending to in order to shield it.

Posted 7 Months Ago


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I loved the lines "to hell with my dignity, to hell with my pride" I can't really explain it, just the way they were written and laid out really stood out to me. I like that this poem is based off things which real people might be dealing with as it just adds that touch of reality to make the poem more meaningful (to me, anyway). I actually really enjoyed this poem as you have once again produced a lovely piece.

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Most folks don't show real face. Most of us do what we must. I tell people. Do one thing daily you enjoy. Don't be locked-in to a boring life. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


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i likes it very very much

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Emo_Cat

8 Months Ago

dank-chu jay
So so so beautiful!
Your compositions are so relatable that a person who is reading can easily sense the composition and co-relate.
Keep writing :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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