My truth. My life.

My mask


It’s easy to live life hiding behind my mask.

Never revealing my true self.

Does anyone really know me?

I have a mask for every part of my life.

One day I hope to make the choice to remove it.

That will require courage and self-esteem,

both of which I am without.

So tomorrow,

when I wake up,

I will put on my mask and face my day.


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36 thoughts on “My mask

  1. The masquerade of life we live at times, never revealing the true us.
    Leave the mask off you are too pretty to be wearing one anyway 🙂

  2. I loved reading this

  3. I removed mine long ago but I remember the weight if them 😦

    • Thank you for reading. I am glad you were able to remove yours.

      • Well although I removed them I have not let them go. They have this way of coming around and offering their comforts when I am at my weakest. blah… It’s a hard battle cause they are so very colorful and sparkly.

  4. I think to a point – we all have masks that we wear every now & again. I think it’s just human nature either for protection for ourselves, out of fear, lack of self-esteem or who knows…

  5. I can so relate!

  6. It takes a lot of guts to remove that mask, and even then, I don’t believe we ever remove it completely

  7. Reality said so simply.
    So true and you expressed it nicely.

  8. “I will put on my mask and face my day.” Very few of us have days where we don’t don our masks. Well done.

  9. If it ever gets to the point where your masks are taking over, almost thinking and acting independently of you, then it is time to take them off and leave them off for a while. Otherwise the inner you may shrivel and become too weak to control. Then this struggle for self identity can turn inward viscously and you can find yourself doubting and even questioning which parts of you are real and which are/were merely fantasy.

    I mean just look at me, on the one hand a “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” and on the other a “Superhero”…a truly dysfunctional miasma of personality clashes

    … lol – that’s the first time I’ve ever commented (at least in part) “in character” 😉

    Honestly though, I wish you the best!
    To find your happiness and self-esteem,
    because no one should have to feel as though they can’t live their lives as themselves.

    • Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I actually pulled this from the old me. I have been able to shed my mask more often than not lately.

      I am so glad you stopped by!

  10. I have some of those mask too. But I think it’s okay as long as we know who we are behind those mask. You speak the words I’m feeling today.

  11. I enjoyed this, Deana. It’s easy to fall behind a mask, but just being award of it to begin with says a lot about a person. It will be choice whether to strip it away, like you say here.

  12. Aka Teraka on said:

    A human poem.

  13. we really all do have ‘masks’ I think…Diane

  14. Leaving the mask off would be like going to work without pants on (scary on both counts!)

  15. I can relate. There was a time in my life where this was me.

  16. I love the message alive within your words…very thought provoking Deana, your heart brightly shines through the life within them. So very genuinely!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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