This poem is written for #IndiSpire Edition 133 prompt ‘[highlight]Mask[/highlight]’.
Holding it in my hand, the whole night,
I hid myself in the masquerade and posed right!
Trying to hide my face, I held it tight,
The mask was quite apt for that party night!
Different people — known or unknown,
Smiling, exhibiting etiquettes, mature and all grown!
Hidden visages behind glossy, shiny synthetic faces,
Concealed blemishes, camouflaged flaws sans any traces!
I tried to pretend decorous with poise and dignity,
Schlepping finesse, I didn’t want to demean my vanity!
But I failed, as to befit in that plastic world was a daunting task,
‘Coz I forgot to adorn ‘artificial sensibility’, the prerequisite mask!