NaPoWriMo Day 26:
I followed the ArtoonsInn Prompt today to write a poem on the below picture:
Poem Title: The invisible mask
Hush! Don’t speak up, don’t talk like that!
We are advised from birth till we breathe our last
Veil your emotions, don’t act or react,
Just follow the course, why look beyond the track
Your tears or fears, they say, must stay repressed,
Why can’t you adorn a smile than retort?
Oh! You must have been the victim of their conduct,
But why not just accept and leave things to chance
Suppress, inhibit and slay your emotions
Aren’t we all expected to heed to this diktat?
Acrimony, rage, abuse, we agree it’s detrimental
But give us a chance to voice our opinions, to state some facts
Smothering true emotions, we all don a mask
For every occasion, person or task
The mask that has seized our true identity
The mask that silently curbs our liberty
The mask that our race inherited as its legacy,
The mask that weighs us down and questions our verity
Can we take off that mask for once, dear society?
Can we see our true faces; can we wake up from insobriety?