Truth In a Masquerade [Prose]

by Nema   Sep 17, 2012


You catch me in your sentences and imprison me between your lines neither a word nor naught. You write me everywhere on your notes just so you'd escape the insecurities of the self and the miseries of "I".

What's the opposite of ego?

It seems so hard to breathe in your space, yet you choke me as if I'm accused of infidelity. Pushing your existence through my veins so you'd have proof of your sincerity and my in-betweenness.

But they know the truth, don't they?

A train of thoughts is going in like a battlefield in my mind, killing those thoughts that once fought your insanity and starved your lies until you were stripped of the mask of hypocrisy and your masquerade lights were shut.

Nobody thought it'd end this way, right?

You never knew, then, how your shallowness, of the train of thoughts you injected in me, fed a whole masquerade with masks beneath masks, until the possibility of truth has become a delusion to those who made their own disguise the truth.
You're a hero to the coward and a jailer to the hero. And it's ironic how you can be humbly hypocritical.

Which truth would ever set us free?

Jan.20.2012.

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  • 5 years ago

    by Let It Be

    Truely beautiful

  • 5 years ago

    by Lune de ma vie

    Awesome write, very powerful and really well written. There aren't many words to describe this besides mesmerizing from beginning to end as well as perfect in the flow, the wording, the emotions felt throughout the poem. Great work, I really enjoyed it.
    5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    I don't think it would, dear Nema, it would most probably kill all.

    Thank God for masquerades to hide the hideous face of truth.

    Long time no see, sweet girl<3

    well done,

    5/5 Ingrid

  • 5 years ago

    by Chelsey

    Nema, my word! There is so much I love about this!!...Im in love with the paragraphed statements and then how you follow up with a question, making the person this is directed to and the readers think about what you just previously said...loved that!

    I really cant pick a part this poem, no one can change it, it seems like you wrote from frustration and just laid out every emotion you were feeling about the situation...

    and this....my God this

    you're a hero to the coward and a jailer to the hero

    ^ EPIC...seriously, most amazing statement I have read in an incredibly long time..

    Well done, I am in love with this

    But I have to tell you, my favorite lines were

    It seems so hard to breathe in your space, yet you choke me as if I'm accused of infidelity

    fed a whole masquerade with masks beneath masks, until the possibility of truth has become a delusion to those who made their own disguise the truth.

  • 5 years ago

    by One Man Clan

    You're a hero to the coward and a jailer to the hero. And it's ironic how you can be humbly hypocritical.

    Oh me, Oh my, you are not on the same level as we are when it comes to poetry
    I'm going to edit this comment and go in depth later.
    Honestly Awe-struck
    And I think u should be more active,
    people need to read this.