Unveiling

Life is a masked ball,
a disguise for cheats.
Costumes always fall,
exposing concrete.

Some will want no end
to their masquerade,
comforts play pretend
truth makes them afraid.

I too was a clown,
living in a lie,
till I heard the sounds,
of my heartbeats cry.

I made my life real
facing all I knew,
I then learned to feel
clearing all my views.

Push all masks aside
unveil a new life,
the soul will then guide,
shielding every strife.

Laughs will sound sincere,
all smiles become pure,
joy also appears,
once pretend is cured.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. So beautiful, my dear friend! I especially love that last stanza, what a perfect ending. Such truth and wisdom laced in these lines, magnificently done πŸ–€πŸ€—

  2. so many wearing masks of protection… I kind of miss mine… lol.. so i keep wearing at times. Great analogy and metaphors.. loved this “Push all masks aside
    unveil a new life,
    the soul will then guide,
    shielding every strife.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Thanks so much, dear Cindy. So happy you liked it. I wasn’t even thinking about the protective masks when I wrote this, but it does fit…lol. I still wear a mask too. Much love to you, my friend.❀️ ❀️ ❀️

  3. Exquisite, dear Grace. This here resonated deeply with my heart…reminds me of me.
    “I too was a clown,
    living in a lie,
    till I heard the sounds,
    of my heartbeats cry.” Wow. How beautiful. ❀️❀️

  4. Realisation puts all masks down. Every line and stanza carry weight. Beautifully crafted piece πŸ‘ŒπŸ§©

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