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Beneath the mask

There's a war inside my head
Between an Angel and a demon
The Angel says I'm doing good
The demon keeps on screaming.
Your doing better than you did.
No! You need to try much harder!
I dunno who's right just don't let me
End up like my father.

My chest begins to tighten
And there's a pain in the middle
Its hard to catch a break when your
Brains scrambled like a riddle.
Am I really good enough? Or just
Somewhere in the middle?
The thoughts inside my head play
My depression like a fiddle.

Some days I feel dazed
Out of place and my body numb.
Hoping those I love are somewhat
Proud of what ive become.
Sometimes I need to cry but the tears never seem to run.
I just wanna be
But the pains rooted so deep
I just need a light that can wake me
From this sleep.
Can you guide me away from the peak.
Take me to safety so I can finally be 
In peace.

Copyright © Antonio Swider | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 4/12/2017 7:19:00 PM

    Hello. This is very expressive with emotion beyond words. Allow me to let your words stands. There is nothing I could ever add. We have all written o the mask at one time and this is a nice version and intake that is powerful. Well done in its entirety.