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Masquerade

We create so many masks  so many masks to hide behind, to hide our faces to hide ourselves.

Masquerade is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Master of my Fate, Captain of my Soul for January

Masquerade

We create so many masks 

so many masks to hide behind,

to hide our faces

to hide ourselves.

We may make new ones

in wood or plastic,

stone or papier-mâché,

create new faces

or paint our faces like a mask,

make ourselves up,

put ourselves on show

and symbolise

who we are

or want to be

at that time

We’ll only show part of ourselves

that part that we wish to reveal 

at that time.

Or we may a fashion a dreamlike self,

of how we would like to be seen

at that time.

We make ourselves up

as we shape the faces

of our masquerade

like magic.

Read more from Lynn White by checking out her site here or check out her previous entries with The Ugly Writers:

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Lynn White

Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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