Masked…

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There is something wrong with me…
I’m not sure what it is…

I live my life so secretly…
On the dark side of the abyss…

I keep my feelings close to me…
I keep them bottled up inside…

It’s where my demons roam freely…
It’s where my dark secrets reside…

I’m not saying it’s where I like to be…
In truth each days a grind…

As I tell inquiring people pleasantly…
That really, EYE… AM… FINE…

You may find this notion crazy…
But that’s the way I roll…

Because if anyone saw the real me…
They’d bury me in a hole…

Or lock the cell door so easily…
And throw away the key…

Leave me to die so peacefully…
So their eyes wouldn’t have to see…

The beast stood there so quietly…
A man they don’t recognise…

Who fooled them all so simply…
With smoke, with mirrors, with lies…

So to never reveal my agony…
Whilst distraction owned my soul…

Letting them see a version of me…
Whilst the Devil remained in control…

But before you judge what you see…
Or think that you know best…

You’ve never walked my path repeatedly…
Or felt my chest tightening stress…

Or taken time to understand me…
Look deeper beneath the surface…

As you’d recognise yourself immediately…
Because you are far from perfect…

So I’ll figure out what’s wrong with me…
And I’ll try every single day…

But I’ll do it all masked in secrecy…
Because there is no other way…

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©Eyewillnotcry1973

Inspired by the song “Walking In My Shoes” by Depeche Mode

16 responses to “Masked…

  1. I’m not sure who this is about. Maybe it’s just an illustration of the “Eye” itself and how manipulative it captures its prey, then controls them. However, no one is to judge, for there is light and darkness in each of us. For some, darkness has become so close, it’s like an unwanted friend. It’s always there to console, but it is cold and unsatisfying. The only hope, is the warmth of the light. Even through the smallest of cracks, its presence is seen and felt. The “Son” is the only thing that can brighten the soul and make it new. So instead of judging, I will pray.

  2. I really understood some things that you have said. If it is possible that we understand each others words… Even though there are just a few words for so many feelings.

    Even though, I liked what you have written and Im gonna share some poems that I write. betweenblanks.wordpress.com

    you may find some that are not so far from this.

  3. I love reading your poems, the way you express your words are so heart felt. TO continue reading was a bravery part of self. You have a Unique gift. Powerful. Raw. Truly amazing gift. Unapologetic.

  4. Hey J, “Masked…” is a super poem, love the darkness in verse. “As you’d recognise yourself immediately…” oh, so true, we all have something to hide. Beware of anyone that claims they’re an open book, the next thing out of their mouth will be, “trust me”. *Laughing* I adore that you paired this with Depeche Mode’s, “Walking in My Shoes”. Wonderful post, great presentation. I hope you’re having a terrific week, enjoy! Take good care. ~ Mia

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