To each person,we have a mask so unique,
its all like a game-hide and seek.
Our thoughts have always been hidden,
is speaking our hearts forbidden??
Always trying to please and impress everyone,
A life so insecure has begun.
Living a life,fake and superficial,
Its no way going to be beneficial.
Its like a drama,its like a play,
Different masks for a different day.
When one mask is removed,
another mask is approved.
Constantly changing and hiding behind a veil,
Our worthy identity we always conceal.
The fear of rejection has crept in our mind,
people's judgement has made us blind.
Pretending has become a second nature,
and our real self is always in capture.
Let us throw away our masks,
I know, this may be a difficult task.
But....we have to show what we are,
and respect people for who they are!
Remember....I am what I am!!
for what people think....i care a damn!!
Well, this poem was sent to me by a good friend of mine. Incidentally this was after a very long converstaion regarding people and how they live their lives...... including us!! And then she came up with this one. Not her compositio mind you..... but then, nevertheless more than our discussion it was this poem that got me thinking. So we really do wear a mask all the time, don't we??
Silly me............ you call that a mask?? It's our own flesh and blood... how can it be a mask?? Well, the implication of a mask here is not the literal mask that one may wear say in Mardi Gras..... rather it is the web of pretension that we spin around us, a web that looks diferent to different people and each take it to be the ultimate truth.
Phew!! Isn't that heavy duty?? yeah.... may be..... but it is also the truth......
We all pretend. And somehow I think we have lost touch with our true self.........
I won't talk about anyone else..... let me talk about myself...............
Lemme say I have the following set of friends: A - I meet him regularly, B,C - I speak to both of them regularly........ they stay in a distant land, D - my best pal (I think so...), she knows me for more than a year and a half now...................
Do they all believe me to be the same? In fact, do I behave similarly with each and everyone of them?? Isn't my behaviour guided more by my gains and interests?? In that case, who is the real me??
Ah!! I dunno...................
I think I'll take your leave now....... feeling pretty numb right now!! I might continue on this later.... but now, I need to think!!