The Pretence

So how's this, this mask?
Do I look pretty? Do I look smart?
Tell me, what is my role today?
Should I just keep my eyes dry or should I also wear a smile?
All those bruises can be made unseen,
With a make up and no one will ever be keen,
To question how fake is the smile,
Or am I living a lie?


An abuser lives in all of us,
Some find happiness in other's tears,
Beating up, mocking up and blocking everything what is dear,
Others like to turn a blind eye making me to wish that the death is near,
Never reach out but love to give a long sigh,
All I want is someone to sit beside,
No need to talk, just hold my hands tight,
It's another day as I can see the light,
I should be ready for the people outside,
So tell me, how's this, this mask?
Do I look pretty? Do I look smart?
-JMJ
Dedicated to the victims of all kinds of abuse who manage to wear a mask everyday and pretend to be okay. 

Please leave your comments on the topic as I would really love to read them.

33 thoughts on “The Pretence

  1. Waiting for a world where no masks will be needed.. neither the cloth ones we wear today nor those others made of invisible threads..May God πŸ™ it happen soon and there be more kindness in every living soul

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  2. To question how fake is the smile
    Or am I living a lieβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘Œ

    This is a harsh reality of living and owning a life full of lies and worries. Bless you and your writingsπŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

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