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Masquerade

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Masquerade

I went to my closet 
To pick out a mask
Many to choose from
Am I up for the task?

The image of sensitivity
Or do I want to appear strong
Maybe the mask of co-operation
I can pretend to get along

Do I dare go with ugly
Can I pull off being mean?
Perhaps I can go with sexy
Or try dawning obscene 

This mask that is two faced
I have had it on before
It got me in trouble
I won't wear it any more

What about pious
The mask of a saint
Or maybe this clown
Colored with paint

I wouldn't mind being a hero
At least for one day
I could be a philosopher 
If I had something to say


All of these masks
Here in my pile
I think I will discard them
Just be myself for a while










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  1. Date: 12/8/2012 11:03:00 PM
    You are right, I love this poem. It helps support mine in the sense that many people struggle in trying to be who they are inside. A difficult task, might I add. Thank you for deferring me here, fav'd it! -JuliMichelle

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/8/2012 11:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you lked it Julimichelle. Feel free to browse there may be more to your liking.
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 6:11:00 PM
    very provacative. half the time we don't even know we're pretending? Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/7/2012 12:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for taking time to look through my less recent poems. It is appreciated.
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 3:00:00 AM
    oh love the fact that u have used the idea of a mask...Masquerade to express something that we have all experienced to some degree in life. the many faces of a human being today....its interesting. Love the poem :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/14/2012 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have been frightened and hurt by the many masks that I have seen especially in early life. Some of the lovely faces hid monsters.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:54:00 PM
    Glad that you chose to just be yourself for awhile..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind review was very uplifting..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When you get to a certain age you dispense of the masks. Take me as I am!
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:40:00 PM
    lovely write - especially love the last stanza

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it jack
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:37:00 PM
    With poetry as good as this, Richard, wow don't care which mask you wear,the imagery is brilliant,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, I am a fan of your style as well.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:15:00 PM
    Allow the mask to be home ..... be yourself! - A very good poem Richard. - - Have a wonderful week. - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, appreciate your visits.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:58:00 PM
    Too bad everybody doesn't think this way! ... Terry (good poem)

    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Replyed to the wrong comment silly goose ;) hehe. I am having a great day off although I have a big ol' profile story to write for my journalism class :p nonetheless, it's nice to have a day off :) hope you're enjoying yours!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Terry, as long as you do that is the best beginning hopefully others will see how easy it is an follow your example.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, you honor me again, so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you are having a great day off.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:51:00 PM
    Richard!! What an amazing ending line! Wow, yet again you leave me with another poem to add to my favorites list! Honestly, your ability to write such breath taking pieces so effortlessly astonishes me

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have never been to oregon but I have heard it is a pretty part of the country. If you do come to Canada consider BC you will not be dissapointed.
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 11/12/2012 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've never been to Canada, I've always wanted to go! I intend to someday, I love traveling and outdoors!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I might have enjoyed that as well, left home when I was 17 and have been working ever since. Home life limited my education options but fortunately I have had a varied and successful career. If you enjoy hiking you would Love BC Canada. We live in the Okanagan valley, absolutely gorgeous and a great climate.
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have*
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love hiking! I live in Oregon, so you can imagine all of the adventurous outdoor activities I havve avaliable to me :) sounds like a marvelous weekend! And thanks, I am working on my journalism degree, writing is what I do best!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes having a good weekend, went hiking yesterday on Kelowna mountain, enjoyed going on the 4 suspension bridges. Today I had fun playing Badminton with some friends at our club. Back to work Tuesday. Good luck with your class.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    See comment above, it somehow posted to terry. As always you make me smile Anne.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Hi Richard refreshing to see somone who is happy being thereself for a change, to many faces out there for me, all the best Owen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Owen, I think at times we all have masks that we wear, I think that is why dating can be such a challenge. So glad to have made it through that arena unscathed. Enjoy your Monday.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Just be. That is my philosophy. Wouldn't that be too tiring wearing them? Good write. I like you for being yourself. I think that is the best one. So out the masks they go, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I never did find one that was comfortable to wear, what you see is what you get. Thanks for commenting
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 8:59:00 AM
    Good one, my good friend from B.C.! "Just be myself for a while"... right on! Cheers, Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack, I have no doubt you have discarded your masks long ago.
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 8:52:00 AM
    I like where took this Poem my friend.. very very good.... Michael

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2012 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I had fun with this one.