Sunday, February 24, 2013

Motto

They've misread my words for years now my dear,
And exchanged my face for a mask.
So I juggle through my roles and lie through my ears
And stage others' stories till dark.

19 comments:

Serena Helriot said...

You are very deep... this is a powerful piece...

Mary said...

Sad (and lonely) to feel misunderstood and forced to wear a mask.

Old Ollie said...

poems from the stage...or life...this one makes me ponder

Green Speck said...

Pain and anguish ... well portrayed !!!

Grace said...

It's hard to live a life based on lies but for some people, it's their reality ~

Good one Abin ~

Ella said...

Oh, the mystery and allure of the daily mask!
I love the musings of your verse :D

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it, Abin. I always enjoy the tales you tell.

Akila G said...

Motto of a mask? well said.... :)

Mixi said...

So much in such few words.. deep and definitely food for thought! I'll be thinking about this one for a while...

Emma Major said...

so sad to have to wear a mask

Judy Roney said...

Misreading of one's face and words is so hard. I think we are all forced to wear a mask at times but I hope not too often.

Timoteo said...

Sometimes the shorter poems are the most intriguing. I would say that is the case with this one!

Kim Nelson said...

Assumptions are often wrong, as you deftly remind us.

Susan said...

The slightly off-meter and near rhyme of this made me laugh as form forced content into view. Witty and cool.

Poet Laundry said...

'juggle through my roles' I so identify with that. Deeply felt write.

Margaret said...

Perhaps it is easier to not make oneself clear.... Intriguing poem.

rashmi menon said...

ah, that was very powerful. the last line went so deep that one could peel away layer after layer and still find depth. very well-written, Abin

chips from a life said...

arent we all doing the same, living a lie, we cant say what we feel, when we say what we feel we are bootlegged mercilessly, where is reality and where the real humans, ostentatious breed is on the rise...

Marian said...

yay! take that! LOVE THIS.