Saturday, November 28, 2009

the mask



did you ever wish
you had a mask
perpetual smile
no matter what?

heavy hearts
worry
thorny paths
masked

but then
there would be the
missing

reaching
humility
surrender
God

throw away the mask
you are enough
perfect
trying

masks are for theater
holidays
pretend

they get heavy
sweaty
obscure vision

we are about real
authentic
becoming


illustration by IRISZ AGOCS
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4 comments:

about me: said...

It's funny, I've been thinking a lot about this kind of thing.

You have such a way with words, I love it. And I love the artwork, too.

S. Etole said...

Oh, yes ...

deb said...

so very true.

Deb said...

I love it.