The Mask (How Long can it Last?)

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:23 -- Itiopia

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24179
United States
37° 17' 35.4336" N, 79° 47' 45.7872" W
24179
United States
37° 17' 35.4336" N, 79° 47' 45.7872" W
24179
United States
37° 17' 35.4336" N, 79° 47' 45.7872" W

We all wear  the mask but how long can it last?

How long will it be before someone finds me out?

Will it be after I graduate from college?

Will I be discovered after I have my first born child?

How Long can I wear this mask?

When will they found out that I'm immersed inside of the world of idealistic social justice for man, land. and water?

How long can I project apathy while simultaneously nurturing my affinity for revolutionary ideology?

How long can I pretend that activism will feed my family?

How long can I appear confident, professional, and focused?

In reality I am impatient, hard-working, uncertain, poor, and a dreamer.

Some would go as far to say that I am foolishly faithful and unshakeably loyal, as if these qualities have no chance of translating into a fruitful future.

How can I disguise my moaning optimism?

Here is my epiphany.

I cannot, because

We all wear the mask, but it could never last....

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

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