Monday, August 23, 2010


I am masked, but I am me
I am masked, but I'm not me

I do not stand, for your entertain
I stand only, for my disdain

I dance around, on unlocked floors
I dance the same, through unlocked doors

"What is this?", how dare you say
I'm happy here, I'm allowed to play

I am masked, and take no fame
So I can be myself, without shame



  1. Interesting poem about being masked in order to be self without shame. To me, that would be hard. Would rather be self unmasked.

  2. This is such a sad poem,yet it is beautiful and real as well. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

  3. I like it - there is a freedom that otherwise is squelched.

    Nicely conveyed

    glad you shared with One Shot

  4. if you have to be masked to be yourself i wonder what part of you you are hiding...hmmm...nice one shot!

  5. I think this is a playful look at our many guises--we can be free doing the things we please unmasked by those we let see knowing much of the time we are forced to hide behind masks. Anyway that's my take and I like the way you handle the matter--letting us dance through unlocked doors. Well done. Thank you.

  6. This made me think of the many different faces we present to the world - just glimpses of who we are. And I liked the contrast of being free to be yourself while hiding who that is from everyone else.

  7. Wise words... reminds me of the reality of social situations and how most people approach them making choices from the clothes they wear, to the make up some chose, in addition to the words chosen in dialogue over others. Excellent poem.

  8. masks never hide unless you want them to..i personally prefer being myself,being masked will only deceive me first..nice one shot..:)

  9. Interestingly written. Nice one shot. Be Inspired Today! Love and Light, Sender

  10. Very good. As I read it the second time, I was reminded of Dr. Seuss.

  11. i like what dustus said..i so often am masked behind the pete they all want to see...cheers pete