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An Angel's Mask


Hiding the tears,
Hiding the shame,
Hiding self loathing,
Hiding the pain,
Donning my mask
once again.  

Behind this mask so many emotions I feel,
Never again will I share them
and express how I feel,
Buried deep they will stay,
away from all that causes me pain.

Taking off this mask was a big mistake,
All it did was cause me more misery
and pain.
Trusting people, letting them in,
only caused me to be hurt again.
So from this moment on none will see,
all of this turmoil inside of me.

I will smile in your face,
and you won't know,
the depths of the tears,
that run from my soul. '

My laughter is the screams,
that echo in my mind.
My joy is the fear,
that lurks from behind.
The twinkling gleam you see in my eyes,
are really tears I try to hide.

Up and down my emotions glide,
but never will you see this;
it is hidden inside.
Never again will this mask come off
It is safer here in the dark,

An Angel smile is what you
shall see,
Happiness and joy I will spread
to thee,
I will be there to listen
and stand by your side,
Wiping away your tears
when you need to cry,
Opening my arms
when you need a hug,
Holding you tightly  
and showing much love,


I face the world
with my mask in place,
My head held high,
A smile on my face,
Never will you see what lies
inside of me.

Hiding the tears,
Hiding the shame,
Hiding self loathing,
Hiding the pain,
Hiding behind my mask
once again.
This is my first writing I have put up in a very long time.
It was actually a challenge from :icondanzi5:. I had to pick one of his pictures and put a poem to it. Unfortunately the one I picked wasn't on his gallery here on DA but on another site of his. Here is the link [link] I felt an immediate connection with this picture and new it was the one.

:icondanzi5: Here you go as promised. I hope you like.

As for my other reason behind this poem, well those close to me knows what it is for and what is behind the words.

DarlingAngel :heart:
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:iconmavericks-girl:
Mavericks-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
wow... truly amazing...
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :huggle:
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canticum Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This brought tears to my eyes; part of me wishes this strategy worked worse than it does, so that this position would be untenable; another part of me wishes it worked better, so it did not subtly cause damage to the person wearing the mask, or even more subtle damage to those around the person from sheer proximity to pain.
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Writer
I am truly honored that this piece touched you so much:huggle:
I know that masks don't always work, because mine has cracked oh so many times.
It is a duel curse if you ask me.
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FlameDarkness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I love this poem. I can very much relate to it, personally. Actually, it's exactly how I'm feeling right now, so this poem IS about me. Haha.

Anyways, great job!
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Writer
:iconsnuggleplz: I am so sorry to hear that.
I thank you for the compliment on the poem though, but i am sadden that you are forced to wear a mask. :tighthug:
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forWinds Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully written!
I wrote a poem on request from a friend that was very similar to this in theme. Here it is if you want to read it: [link]
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much.
I went and read your poem.
It was similar.:heart:
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Soul-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Writer
I love the imagery and emotion you have created in this :heart: I can relate to it very well :nod: Beautiful writing :tighthug:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much:heart:
It is based on truth,
a piece created with much emotion and from the heart.
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Soul-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Writer
That makes for the most beautiful writing:nod::heart:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Very true :)
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Soul-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Writer
:iconyesyesyesplz::giggle:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I love these plz faces, i need to learn more of them..lol
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Soul-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Writer
:lol: I go on =th3krimzon1's journal page for them :XD:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I know, I am always there on his page, he is so great, i love him to death.
I just finished commenting on his recent journal
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Permanent-Insanity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, I'm amazed
this is so beautiful :heart: and I can relate entirely
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Why thank you very much :heart:
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Permanent-Insanity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
youre welcome :heart:
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Angelbydeath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
i'm blown away....really great :clap: :iconcocoloveplz:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you :bow: :tighthug:
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Angelbydeath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome :iconlovesplz:
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Tirramirr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, very beautiful!
And I do like the thinking... sometimes, we all wonder why we insist on wearing our mask... because we are forced to or because we chose to?
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you :hug:

Some people are forced to wear mask because of certain things that may have happened in their past that still effects them to this day.

Others may choose to.

As for myself it is a combination of both. I choose to because of things from my past, and because of being hurt so much it is a safer place for me.

What do you think?
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Tirramirr Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=)

Indeed...

Well, it varies from person to person... but society encourage that we must be smiling, or looking for "happiness". We are not encouraged to just "be". We never hear it's good to be sad, just that you should not show it... and you should not talk about that you go see a therapist, unless you talk with someone that understands that...
I wonder why...

It's a shame that we are raised this way... it takes ages, or it might never let go og people... sometimes they need help, but is to proud to ask...
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Writer
I use my writing as my therapy.
I also have my family and friends here to talk with when needed, to embrace me, and make sure I don't step off that ledge.
I don't know why society encourages masks, if we were all true to ourselves, we may actually be happier in life...
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:icontirramirr:
Tirramirr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who knows indeed... It's so sad, and horrible to constantly try to cover up everything... =(
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Writer
It is and very tiring; for it uses up so much energy to me.
Yet sometimes you have no choice.
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Tirramirr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed...
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007Balel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Writer
This is very beautiful and is full of emotions..
I love how you projected this...

The way you described that its better in the dark.. and that they will always see a happy smile and no tear shall shed...
It is amazing... although it isn't always best to hold everything inside...
But at certain times it is best so that no one can continue hurting you and you will only have to recover what you have already shattered, and not add more to those pieces...

I really loved this one..
Well done :)
An instant fav :D
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so very much :hug:

Again you have captured the essence of my poem.

I hear what you are saying about not holding things in, but right now it is for the best.
This is Angelheart at her best. :heart:

Again thank you so very much, I am glad you liked it. I was waiting for you to read it so I could get your take on it. :blackrose:
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007Balel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Writer
You're welcome :)
I am glad that you liked the comment.
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconhugsareniceplz:
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Death-Reaver Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Awsome well done! beautifull poem, :p
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. :hug: :heart:
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GoddessOfYourSoul Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I love it, beautiful poem!
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so very much :heart:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Very emotinal poem! It touches something inside. Keep up writing :clap:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, and I shall. I hadn't written any thing for a while now; you could say I had writers block.
It felt really good to write again; it was like coming home to me :heart:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
This is trully wonderful,Angel!!:love::clap:
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :bow: :hug:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
My true pleasure,dearest!:heart::huggle:
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:icondaggarheart:
DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is loy It is by far the best poem I have read! Ever.

Would you mind if I made a manip that was inspired by this?
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
I would be honored! Thank you so much.
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:icondaggarheart:
DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nooo, thank you :3 -huggles-
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
:hug: You are welcome. I am looking forward to what you will create :nod: :iconcheerplz:
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:icondaggarheart:
DaggarHeart Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:3 <3 I'm going to start it in a minute if I don't have to do anything else :3
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Yes!! I can't wait to see it :nod:
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Darkbite Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Never thought I'd say this about a poem, but I love it. Excellent. ^___^
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:icondarlingangel0565:
DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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