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Faces | A Poem by William Swales

Every time before going out
I meet my ego on the couch
We decide on which mask to wear
The one to charm or one to scare.

Its hard to tell which one is me
I play the role just like TV
I’ve hid so long I don’t know myself
There are so many on my shelf.

This one, that one, hey that’s new
A different mask a different you
Sometimes it’s hard to make a choice
I’ve lost my spirit and my voice.

If everyone just removed their mask
Would this be so hard to ask?
The world would be a better place
If everyone showed their real true face.


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