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The Face Behind The Mask (Poetic Story)

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Posted by / February 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

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This is another piece that I did using a piece of my art as inspiration. I think I ought to get back into doing this. I need a way to get my creative juices flowing, so why not use my own art? I thought it was a great idea before, but other work and such got in the way. Anyway, this is a story told in a long poem.


The Face Behind the Mask

The face behind the mask,
The tears you will not see.
The face that I must hide
Is the face that must not be.
I am a man of flesh and bone,
I must be hard, I must be strong.
I want to love, I want to cry
But they tell me this is wrong.
In my heart and mind I’m split
I’m neither he nor she.
I want to be the best of both
But they say this cannot be.
It’s all so big, it’s all so hard
feeling all I feel.
It gets to be so much sometimes
I wish it wasn’t real.
The face behind the mask,
The heart you will not see.
The face that I must hide
Is the face that must not be.
I bend my hand or cant my hip
They label me as gay.
I try to be a better man
But I cannot live this way.
I want to be beautiful and gentile
And strong and tough and such.
I want to be some of it all
Is that really asking so much?
I was born with a foot on either side
With the heart of genders two.
If the roles were not reversed
I would let you be you.
But there’s a face behind the mask,
A person you won’t see.
Hiding what I truly am
What you won’t let me be.


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Briana Blair is an author and artisan. She has published more then 30 books and thousands of articles across multiple sites. After practicing Paganism and witchcraft for 25 years, she's now on a journey as an atheist and skeptic. She's eclectic, unpredictable, and always evolving. Facebook - Twitter

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