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The Day the Mask Slipped

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The Day the Mask Slipped

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The day the mask slipped

You showed your other face again,

Dishing out the pain.

Before – in anger and in rage,

Now – you’ve turned the page.

The phony face of reason you displayed,

But your hand you overplayed

The day the mask slipped.

***

©DGA 05 August 2011 11:54

Refer:
https://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/who-are-you/
https://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/pain-2/

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

28 thoughts on “The Day the Mask Slipped

  1. Sooner or later that hidden wolf will emerge

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  2. Oh dear, the scoundrel will always out!

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  3. Masks are like clouds that conceal the sun or moon behind… they can do so for sometime. Largely successful for a day or two. But then, they are too ethereal to sustain their substance from the other element.
    They have to turn a page that bares them. Well written Denise.

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  4. this is kinda scary…those that stay hidden to their true agendas…you then wait to see when it will slip once more…

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  5. We have all got them, Denise.
    Being real is a lifetime’s challenge, mostly when we ourselves are greatly challenged
    by outside influences.
    Very perceptive stuff.
    Thanks, John.

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  6. I love it when people’s masks slip revealing their “true colors.” It makes it easier to deal with them in future encounters.

    Hope you’re making progress with your therapy! 🙂

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    • It is a very difficult, challenging situation, Nancy. I think the only way in which to deal with it, unfortunately, is for me to put on a mask too. This I haven’t done for years. I am always me. WYSIWYG!

      Therapy is going well. Problem with the fit of the brace has been sorted. Walked down the passage here with my walker and back again. Ahem! 😀

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    • Yay . . . about getting back up on your feet, not about wearing a mask.

      I prefer WYSIWYG too.

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  7. Our masks are always slipping… until we dare to take them off for good, to show the face behind our face…

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    • I think as we get older we don’t need our masks any longer. Well, I don’t and I know others who are also confident enough to relax and be ourselves.

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  8. Gosh, been there, Denise. Each of us has our dark side, but some are darker than others.

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  9. Stay strong – you are a fighter!

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  10. well executed take on that old adage that the leopard doesn’t change its spots, Adeeyoyo

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  11. As I read the comments and your replies I must note that I was thinking of the masks worn by others as a danger. I thought of it in terms of the masks of others that are deceitful, never my own and that was the intent of my original comment . Perhaps because I have lived without a mask I think unless you consider self restraint a mask.

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  12. Not the masks. I fear the masks. I have been let own badly by someone who was wearing a mask and I didn’t realise until it was too late. I hope the same thing hasn’t happened to you. This poem really got to me.

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    • I think I’m stronger, Selma, because now I know for sure and can be prepared… also, much against my will, I will use a mask with this person for my own defence if it is necessary.

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