• Rahul Mahesh

THE MAKER OF MASKS

Another day goes by, uneventful;

My eyes are tired, tired of faking joy.

My pale skin shown, as I look at myself;

The mirror of life carrying truths that we’d tirelessly hide.

My naked self, unadorned of pretence;

I stare at someone barely recognisable.

For years on end I’ve spent being another,

Hiding the pain in the clasp of false realities.

My humble heart cries silently today,

Unmindful of the times and tides of society.

My mind is troubled with the judgment of others,

Stooped over the broken pieces of an ideal self.

I am reminded of many nights I’d spent,

Wailing out to the blank walls in a corner of the room.

I remember talking sweet nothings,

To none but myself in the corridors of my mind.

For people have walked away too often and too soon,

For me to tell them of the little insecurities that lie beneath.

The ones who doth know do leave despite,

So wherefore must I persevere to maintain the complexities of company?

The hand that does touch your heart,

Would someday break them apart.

The lips that kissed yours so gently,

Would someday forget the sound of your name.

Thus is the sanctity of our kind,

Moving ever so callously to the brim of collapse.

No heart worth bleeding, none but our own;

No love worth enduring, not even our own.

In this world of false pretences, I’ve learnt;

To mask all that makes me human.

In this cemetery of lost souls, I find myself;

Ever so casually changing faces and masks;

Just to survive.

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