Masked Away

Masked Away

A Poem by Alicia Hirshey

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A shell
Of former life
Distant as the star bound sky
Emptiness is calling
Saving nothing
Throwing away

Who I am
Who I was
Masked away
Hidden among thieves
In a shadowy place

Daily perfection
Mixed with
Mirrored imperfection
I can't seem to keep
The demons away

Change your appearance
Its all in good grace
Falling down from the toadstool
A princess masked away

© 2011 Alicia Hirshey

Author's Note

Alicia Hirshey

I really don't think that anyone in this world knows the real me. My closest friends know me better than anyone else, but I don't think I’ve ever let certain sides of me come out around anyone except myself. I keep some feelings hidden because no one would understand, and even if they did understand, there wouldn't be anything that anyone could do to make the feelings disappear

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Oh, what to say to such a poem? *clears thoat* The Crow feels that she can relate. To the poem and author's note. So naturally, I love this! x3

Posted 12 Years Ago

mazing writet. :) Nice picture too. :) Love it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Most people don't get to know the real you, much less understand you

Posted 12 Years Ago

no one ever does ....cos we dont let people really get to know all of us....

Posted 12 Years Ago

Do we ever truly know ourselves, I wonder at times! This is superb love, a poignant addressing! xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

I absolutely love this poem...xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

I know how you feel, I know a ton of ppl who would be shocked of the things I behold. I even shock myself at times, lol/
But keep writing, just try and find out who you are and be yourself, make yourself happy and keep on writing..through writing at times we even let pieces of us escape and I like to try and let ppl fit the pieces together in order to know a bit about the real me.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I think many people are afraid to show parts of themselves because of how others will view them. So they wear that mask that society expects them to. But there comes a time when you have to say screw it and be done with the charade. Maybe this is your epiphany.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I really understand what mean. You put all of it into this pome an ment every word. Great write

Posted 12 Years Ago

Cool picture and beautiful and simple poem yet dark and I do understand how you feel. It is always hard to open up to people at first.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on August 9, 2011
Last Updated on August 9, 2011


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