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Drop the Mask and Let it Crack

May 18, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


Drop the mask and let it crack

Don't pause to hear it thwack

Don't shed a tear for the broken thing

The tears it hid so long will sting

Don't hide though, any more

It's time to call your lions roar

Let the mask go

That isn’t you now, no

You are who you are

Smile or no, your pain is a proud scar

It's time to heal now

Not to heal them with your ok and unworried brow

Don't give a thought to the awful mask

It shouldn’t be such a task

Your smile was your addiction

Not anymore, know it was your affliction

It's ok to heal

Don't feel like it's to steal

The smile from another

That would be to smother

You


The author's comments:

well apperently because of a weird poem I wrote its time to heal? ok. for the record, my poetry is from so weird creepy darkness inside and I don't get it, but I think this means I'm ready to heal. it could also just be that I was writing about a picture and that so happened to be the topic, but no, that's not how it felt. so I guess that's good news I didn't know.

anyway, so I was trying to clear out my short story inspiration doc and I found this, but a poem was coming to mind instead of a story, so a poem I wrote.


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on Jun. 18 2021 at 11:19 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

healing! yay!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jun. 18 2021 at 3:32 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Wowwwe