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The Mask.

July 20, 2012
By Miss_Brightside GOLD, Defiance, Ohio
Miss_Brightside GOLD, Defiance, Ohio
16 articles 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's like she sees the diamond underneath And she's polishin' you 'til you shine. -Brad Paisley. (this goes to my step mom she keeps me going)
If you want a rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.-Albert Einstein

You don't see the girl I really am.

All you see is my mask.

You have never read the words I write.

You only like the girl the mask is.

That girl is me.

Why won't you take off my mask for me.

I am the one who likes you.

Not the girl who is the mask.

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This article has 6 comments.

justme242 GOLD said...
on Aug. 1 2012 at 12:06 pm
justme242 GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
help will be given to those who ask for it.

really deep but still good 


on Aug. 1 2012 at 9:37 am
TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings DIAMOND, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
52 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This gun has stopped time in its tracks, has altered the course of our fate. Destiny is shattered and timeless. Closed eyes feel the cold winds embrace."
-Avenged Sevenfold

I won't lie, the mask metaphor is a little cliched. Other than that, I do like this one.

on Jul. 25 2012 at 9:11 pm
_betweenthelines_ BRONZE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."- Edgar Allan Poe

I love it!! Its so true and relatable...


on Jul. 25 2012 at 9:52 am
_toni4asec_ GOLD, London, Other
14 articles 12 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
That time when you feel like giving up... that's when you actually have to push yourself harder (:

great piece... short & simple... showz it was written truly from the heart & really showz exactly ur emotionz... gd job !!

on Jul. 23 2012 at 6:38 pm
Ms.PeytonLovesHP GOLD, Rancho Cordova, California
18 articles 0 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” - Doctor Seuss

Wow. Just- just amazing. I really like it. And so true, you know? Lovely. I mean, some people just don't care enough to remove our masks. And you really have someone specail when they go deep enough to try. if they don't- they don't care enough.

5 stars!

Pleas echeck out my writing! that would be awesome!

on Jul. 23 2012 at 5:58 pm
PurpOreos SILVER, Macomb, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Keep smiling...Because life is a beautiful thing. And there is so much to smile about!
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin

I like this short and sweet. And I love that picture fits right in with your poem. Keep writting!!