Thursday, August 04, 2005

Why Masquerade ?

Almost everyone
is a poet, in private.
Some of us being
exhibitionists, publish.
Though anonymously.

Anonymity perhaps
helps in reducing
our sense of shame,
for exposing ourselves
before total strangers.
But how come we don’t
mind exposing our
most private feelings,
but not our face ?
It’s like streaking,
but with a mask on,
and the fig leaf off.
Leaving one with a
sense of relief of not having
exposed the most vulnerable
part of our body.
Maybe that’s how the
phrase “Can’t show my face…”
came in to vogue.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chay said...

Brilliant siggy....I can see it touched quite a chord...people are mysteriously quiet here!! :-))

This poem is perfect!!

1:31 AM  
Blogger .m. said...

makes me uneasy this one cos it's pretty true...

1:49 AM  

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