Masquerades

~1.1~

Welcoming are the faces,

Painted black and white,

Eyes full of sorrow,

Lips spread in delight.

~1.2~

Empty eye sockets,

China-white skin,

A deep full smile,

Concealing chagrin.

~1.3~

“Peel off the layers,”

I was there to ask,

Just a frame work of bones:

Her face without a mask.

~1.4~

Wide awake in awe,

The shape of the Earth,

Where was the envy,

Behind her fake mirth?

~1.5~

She wears a thousand faces,

To hide the real few,

Dominoes on everybody,

How many just on you?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ms. Vandana Sangewar says:

    Simply Wonderful
    Keep going Shanyu

    Like

    1. Thank you so much ma’am!

      Like

  2. rushikaant taur says:

    golden lines

    Like

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