Wearing A Mask

Poems About Wearing A Mask To Hide The Pain

7 Poems About Wearing A Mask To Hide The Pain

Collection of poems about how we create a mask to hide our pain from other people.

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  1. The Mask

    • By Kasi
    • Published: November 2009

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    I'm great, fine, spectacular. In a way
    I relish every night, and I live every day.
    I live, I laugh, I write, I sing.
    I wonder what the new days will bring.

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    • Stories 66
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    • Favorited 148
    • Votes 2957
    • Rating 4.60
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Yeah, I know depression sucks. I put on a mask, and when I get home I break down, wanting to die. It hurts going through school pretending to be okay, and when someone asks if you're okay,...

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  2. Behind The Mask

    • By Melisa Bernards
    • Published: February 2015
    Poem About Depression And Pain

    in Depression Poems

    Hiding the hurt, hiding the pain,
    Hiding the tears that fall like rain.
    Saying I'm fine when I'm anything but.
    This ache in my soul rips at my gut.

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    • Stories 45
    • Shares 13793
    • Favorited 327
    • Votes 4334
    • Rating 4.58
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    Read this poem and it hit home. That is exactly how I'm feeling. I've been off work for depression. I've been on medication nearly 3 months, but I feel no better now than when I got hit with...

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  3. A Mask

    • By Jordyn Alberts
    • Published: July 2013
    People Don't Know Who I Really Am Poem

    in Depression Poems

    I smile, I laugh, I joke around,
    but my feelings no one has ever found.
    They see me every day with a smile on my face,
    but when I get back to this place

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 388
    • Favorited 41
    • Votes 204
    • Rating 4.38
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    This is so relatable. People always think I'm happy all the time; they think I never feel pain and they try to never make me feel pain. The thing is, I already do. Whenever I do feel pain and...

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  4. The Face Behind

    • By Nipun Arora
    • Published: March 2011
    Poem About Being Fake

    in Growing Up Poems by Teens

    Masks, I have many, masks to hide behind.
    Masks to hide the bitter truths, masks that make you blind.

    Masks that I am afraid to take off, and none of them is "we,"

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 470
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 245
    • Rating 4.27
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    Masks are a conflicting subject for me. I know what they are. I think I use them, but then I'm not really sure. I think it's probably because masks are so common that you can't tell when they...

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  5. Happy Girl

    • By Anjali Velani
    • Published: June 2017
    Dealing With Depression On Your Own

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    When you look at me,
    What do you see?
    Do you glimpse a happy girl,
    Or do you see the real me?

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 96
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 38
    • Rating 4.21
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    Heart touching poem. I've suffered from severe depression since I was 12. I am 15 now, and I understand how it feels. It might be different as well. Most presume males don't go through this,...

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  7. The Masks

    • By Nancy Crosskill Longanbach
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Hiding Your Pain

    in Meaningful Poems

    I have so many different masks.
    I wear them one by one.
    I see them in a pile
    When my day is finally done.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 154
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 85
    • Rating 4.18
  8. History Is My Past

    • By Dani Gogil
    • Published: September 2017

    in Feelings Poems by Teens

    What happened to me?
    The mask I wear
    Was never before there.
    My emotions were here,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 31
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 20
    • Rating 3.95

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