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?

49 Comments Add yours

  1. Ms. Vandana Sangewar says:

    Simply Wonderful
    Keep going Shanyu

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    1. Thank you so much ma’am!

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  2. rushikaant taur says:

    golden lines

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  3. hgamma says:

    Good day
    The mask
    is not only
    in front of my
    face
    my body
    must me
    protect
    from violence
    from within
    from the outside
    the others
    I don’t want to fool you
    I say it
    them
    myself
    my stupidity
    in the face
    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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  4. Very deep and thoughtful! Enjoyed this very much 🙏🏻👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. Your words really mean a lot. I appreciate you kind support. Have a fantastic day.

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  5. vidhi says:

    Really its awsome!! Like how can u think this beautifully!🥰❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. You words mean a lot. I am so grateful.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. anitaannabel says:

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    Thank you

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so much. I am really glad you like it. I am heading right over to yours.

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  7. A creative, well-crafted piece that has hidden depths. Wonderful poetry Shanyu.
    ❤👩‍🦰🧡

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow! Thank you so very much friend. I missed the comment somehow. Thank you. I am really glad you like it.

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  8. Splendid composition.

    “She wears a thousand faces/To hide the real few.” Ay… It’s a lot here.
    You are so talented my dear friend.
    Sending you plenty of hugs.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. I am really grateful for your kind words. I am so glad you liked it.
      You are a wonderful friend.
      Hugs.

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      1. You are a darling. I feel bad that sometimes I am not here right when you publish. But please know I will alway come to read even if it is a little late. I love your work.
        Huge hugs.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is not an issue at all. I truly understand. I will always be waiting. I love your work just as much.
        Abrazoss.

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    https://annaanitasblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/reasons-why-you-should-stop-taking-milk/

    Thank you

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Not a problem friend. I truly value your support.

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      1. anitaannabel says:

        Appreciated too

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi! Thank you so very much really. I’m very thankful for the tag. Let me check it out!

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      1. Sure…take your time👍🙂

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Eeks! Isn’t everything around us so?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh, I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Vincent Ehindero Blog Award!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is so thoughtful of you. I am so so grateful. Thanks.

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  11. Thotaramani says:

    Awesome poem!

    But mine real face without mask!

    Wishing going for others

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much! Yes, I think we can just wish the same for others. Have a fantastic day.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I guess we all are.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much for!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Love Alone says:

        Welcome… ✔✔✔

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Charlotte W. says:

    that’s truly inspiring to me and contains such value🦋✨

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. Means a lot.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Charlotte W. says:

        Your welcome💛take care!

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  13. Charlotte W. says:

    Maybe you would like to read my new entry too, it’s about healing and dealing with scars on our bodies🤍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate! I am so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Shanu, This is a lovely, sophisticated poem. Somehow, I have not been getting notifications of your posts. Sorry I missed this one! 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much C! It is absolutely fine. Its glad to have you back! I hope you’re doing well too.

      Liked by 1 person

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