The Fifth Face


My first face is one timidity, of shyness and of meekness

Bowing for others more "superior", convinced of my supposed weakness,


The second face is a jovial one, meant to placate and pacify,

To make others more receptive to me, until this entertainment turns awry,


The third face is one of conservative morals, of staunch traditional valor,

Rising up against that which I oppose, not intent on being seen as a coward,


The fourth face is an anti-social loner, not desiring family nor friend,

Yearning to live in the world on my lonesome, unattached until the very end,


The fifth face, however, is all of these, a peculiar amalgamation,

Schizophrenic and utterly confused for identity, to the threat of one's own salvation.

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