Edwina Reizer

Rookie - 23 Points (12/22/1937 / LAKEWOOD, NJ)

The Mask


Is it Mardi Gras, Halloween or Harlequin
or the mask her face is in?
No one except for she can tell
what lies beneath her skin.

She takes her mask off in the night
but never in the day.
She wears the face of every one
that sees her in the day.

The one whose heart is fortified
by beauty and by strength.
The one whose heart is weakened
by loveless days at length.

The one who walks with confidence
and never appears weak.
The one who always looks calm
and peaceful when she speaks.

But, be on guard when day is done
for all of this does change.
She becomes again a simple poet
and the mask she does exchange

for everything she really is
and everything she's not.
The face that wears the mask each day
is really not the face she's got.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Mask by Edwina Reizer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Love, Sarah Flower Adams
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Broken Dreams 'A Divorce Story', Craig Mize
  10. Ek se silsile hain sab hijr ki rut bata .., Pirzada Qasim

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Stuff I Love, Emily Liang
  2. My Barber, Ima Ryma
  3. 28 December My Birthday, benaiah sondashi
  4. Who Are You?, Electric Lady
  5. Aunt Sally, hafiz qasim
  6. Autonecropolis, Leslie Philibert
  7. '' There's No Substitution '', bri mar
  8. Pessimist Vs. Optimist, Sujay Asukar
  9. In And Out Of Existence, Margaret Alice Second
  10. aChe HiLLy's Heal - oN thE hEELs oF eVeR.., sEaN nOrTh
[Hata Bildir]