Dark Poem

I have been murdered, beat cancer twice and am presently fighting again along with the effects of a stroke. The attempt on my life erased 42 years of memories...I have fought and won a battle of addiction, I reach out. Friends have been leaving my life and some others have gone as far as to try to convince people none of this has happened, and I can't find the strength to reach out again in fear of what will happen if I do, loosing friends and your identity is a lonely place made only for me

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I Will Wear Masks

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Published: May 2011

In times of trouble and insanity
I carry masks to disguise
the pain I carry
secure behind my eyes

I can never let out again
the misery I hide
to hell with my dignity
to hell with my pride

from this day forward
and for ever more
I will mount this mask
that will be my lore

No reaching out when I am weak
no solace will I seek

when you look for answers
when you say your prayers
all you will see is masks
and no pain that I bare

JOE DIRT JUNE/2010

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  • by Avianne
  • 1 year ago

I love this poem. Expresses exactly how I feel. Although it didn't help how I feel personally, it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who thinks about life like this.

  • by Anica Kimlong
  • 1 year ago

This is my first time reading this poem that really touched me! It is right for me because it’s compatible with my life being.

  • by Davy
  • 2 years ago

This is exactly how I feel everyday. I was raised without a father in my life. I only had my mother and sister so I had to be the man of the house and I had to protect them from any harm that was coming to them. So I had to wear a mask, not showing my fears, my feelings, and like you said the pain in my eyes. I am kinda scared what will happen once I remove my mask. I guess it's going to be something that life will teach me along the way...

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