A Poem by simba

Shards of glass lay around glistening a small sharp piece catches my eye

fearfully with caution I pick up the glass

I see my distortion

I begin to cry

I see the beast inside of me

great destruction

it’s taking over me

helplessly I long to be the person that you want me to be

I’m not the monster you think I am

It’s not a mystery


I am only as truthful as I can be


I’ll ask you honestly

take this mask away from me

© 2018 simba

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i feel so terrible speaking on others expression of their own emotion.......its awesome if thats how you felt at that time.....

it should be your only felt it and its you and it was real right as you felt it then.....

true words of feeling and emotion can never be said to be wrong by anyone my friend.

thank you for asking me to read


Posted 2 Months Ago

I like that, "I'll ask you honestly, take this mask away from me" I like that part. very nice write

Posted 3 Months Ago

I liked this one very much, its got depth and lovely imagery Dorian Grey came to my mind for a minute for some reason;)

Posted 3 Months Ago

our shared human dilemma ... hard to find that real resting place of forgiveness we all need ...inside where the beasts and the angels reside .. well put... personally... i would not change it the brutal honesty simba

Posted 3 Months Ago

Perfect..simply perfect. I imagine Mr. Jung in his estimation would find these words to fill his glass as I have. Persona removed thy name is vulnerable....first step towards light.

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thankyou for your review
Good start to a promising piece. I like the imagery and emotions conveyed here. Good and bad, we rarely see the image we think we project. And, when we're depressed or in pain, we look for reflections to validate the self loathing. You've captured that here, too.

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thank you for your review
well written disturbing content your sadness in not being sincere shines thru
i think your writing will help you figure it out and may help you get your feelngs out of your pent up heart thanks for suggesting we read this... people hurting people is a world tragedy....

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thankyou for reviewing
I read this and you sound you're dying inside and crying for help.I like how you structured the lines in this story.every word you write is basically saying SAVE ME

Posted 3 Months Ago

A soul-searching, heart-wrenching piece. You prompt people to probe the real person they are in this world. Its something we should be comfortable with, but sometimes we tend to get discouraged by those around us. I'd say your mask is already off because your writing excellent poems like this. keep up the work.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Beautiful yet haunting great job.

Posted 3 Months Ago

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11 Reviews
Added on January 2, 2018
Last Updated on January 2, 2018
Tags: Masks, identity, depression, judgement



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