We wear the mask...
24, Libra, Hufflepuff, Queer Woman of Color, Virginia
A Libra's search for maat.
We Wear the Mask
WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
- Paul Laurence Dunbar
Posted on November 11, 2012 with 1 note.
Robert Ri’chard was so fine in Feast of All Saints.
omg did it come on tv recently