Just My Mask

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94509
United States
38° 0' 30.168" N, 121° 47' 57.5412" W
94509
United States
38° 0' 30.168" N, 121° 47' 57.5412" W

Of course I'm fine, why do you ask?
Oh don't mind this, it's just my mask.
It hides the grief, it hides the strife,
I wear this mask, to escape the knife.

Don't forget this, my pain is real,
I'm not lying, this is how I feel.
You sit there saying, it can't be true,
it is for me, just not for you.

You say my heart, must be a sight,
cold as ice, and black as night.
It's not my heart, only my soul,
but killing me, must be your goal.

You're getting close, I hope you know,
you really don't, have far to go.
Soon enough, I'll reach my end,
you'll have my soul, to tear and rend.

But you don't know, you never ask,
you never look, beyond the mask.
The look on my face, is giving me away,
I wonder now, what you will say?

You've asked me here, you'll know now,
I'll take it off, I'll take a bow...
I can't do it now, tell you the truth,
I must keep up, my pretense of youth.

"Of course I'm fine, why do you ask?
Oh don't mind this, it's just my mask"

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Troy Bunker

Hello there! My name is Troy Bunker. As it happens, I am the original author of this poem. This is blatant theft of my work, and I’d like for the author to give me fair credit in this article for writing this. Here’s a link to the original place I posted the poem, four years ago: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/just-my-mask

For good measure, here’s another link to my personal blog where I posted the poem as part of an online compendium some years later:
http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Deyeil/1147536/

Please give me credit for the poem, or delete the post, or write something original. I do not appreciate my work being taken.

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