Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:17 -- kelbel4

A regular day filled with talking and laughing, joking and gossipingAlways done with a fake grin plastered onTeens argue, insult, bully, tease, and intimidateBut if anyone asks, life is great   Underneath the mask, there’s moreMore that is unseen and undiscoveredNegative emotions are concealed, boiling and blisteringYou feel yet hide, you dream yet give up  At home or with friends you quit pretendingYou are yourself, that wonderful youLaugh, cry, sing, be crazy—All feelings are unearthed and can flourish at last  Nevertheless life goes on and continues to block the lightYou grow old as someone you despiseRoutines restrict the ability to simply existThe mask consumes  Yet the question remains: are you hiding from othersOr yourself?

This poem is about: 
Our world