What masks do we wear before the fall of night?
What lies do we hide openly in plain sight?
What fears do we hold,
Like treasure against the heart?
What monsters do we make
Of men no different than ourselves?
For this is the night of greatest darkness…
What better time to hold up a light?


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. poetic eminence by Hellen
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:31:39

    very metaphorically true!


  2. Morning
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 01:47:30

    What masks do we wear before the fall of night?
    What lies do we hide openly in plain sight?
    What fears do we hold,

    your lines are divine, thought provoking entry!



  3. charlesmashburn
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 02:40:35

    Well done, mb! Excellent thoughts, well expressed.



  4. Anthony North
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 16:27:39

    Great lines for Halloween. You’ll find mine here.


  5. Abby Kelly
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:51:31

    Hmmm.. and I thought I didn’t dress up on Halloween. Just a different kind of mask. http://www.sereally.wordpress.com


  6. Seabell
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 01:01:29

    In fact… Great poem! And I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award:



  7. The Orange Tree
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 03:13:07

    incredible lines, fitting Halloween perfectly.



  8. Poets Rally
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 17:31:44

    awesome piece.



  9. Donna Swanson
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 22:30:14

    I like your writing, Mark. You sound like I did when I began searching so long ago. And you will find your way and your self in the searching! When the years fall away like pearls from a broken strand, you will bless them for what they taught you.


  10. ahhhpoetry
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 01:32:43

    we wear masks everyday….


  11. Jess
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 02:05:33

    wonderfully done. i enjoy your poems.


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