Harlequin

Written by: POETESS DARKLY

A smile the mask we live behind,
The radiance makes the world blind.
With a nod and a grin it's okay,
And inquisitions all fade away.

A facade of deception conceived,
Fooling one's self till it's believed.
Hopelessness weeps a thousand tears,
Soulful eyes mascara smears.

And when a harlequin mask slips,
Razzle dazzle with quirky quips.
So others can peek from behind,
Masks of their own design.