What Lies Behind a Mask?

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 20:54 -- Akeebee

Under the mask is a villain

 

who solemnly swears he’s the hero

 

Under the mask is a wolf 

 

wrapped in sheep’s clothing

 

Under the mask is a snake 

 

shedding its scales believing that with it will go his sins and transgressions.

 

He smiles

 

And your blinded by the whiteness of his teeth

 

If only you knew of the foul decay lying beneath his feet.

 

What lies behind the mask is a monster.

 

Plain and simple.

 

 

You say “oh well he can change right?”

 

You see the thing about redemption

 

Is that you have to want it

 

Sorry, let me make a correction

 

You have to thirst for it

 

You have to be ready to shake off the facade

 

Set down the jokes

 

Take off the hood and drop the cloak

 

 

You have to accept and acknowledge your crime

 

realize that its impact may last a lifetime

 

You must be so overcome with regret and sorrow 

 

that the words “I’m sorry” 

 

plaster like paint across your face

 

 

 

But that's besides the point as he fails to even recognize the devil in his reflection

 

He says “no that’s not me”

 

“I don’t know what that is”

 

What it is, is your creation.

 

The product of your sins, and the sufferings you’ve inflicted

 

Its ugly isn’t it?

 

What ?

 

you thought it’d be pretty?

 

Ha, hmm thats funny. 

 

 

 

I’m saying all of this to say

 

Be careful who you trust 

 

Be careful who you hand your heart

 

like a piece of candy 

 

Because sadly

 

Not everything is as it seems

 

For many hide behind a mask

 

And what hides behind a mask is a monster. 

 

Plain and simple.

This poem is about: 
Our world

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