Why you insist on wearing a mask on your face
all the time
with all that smile and glow
while hiding the pain deep inside
Does it not give you a blow?
Why are you disguising?
And for what purpose?
Has it not become just a matter of lifestyle for you?
I am sure you have lost all the meaning of what
you keep doing now which is
mostly for others.
Do something that makes you happy
and brings a real smile within.
This fake and artificial smile, in fact,
will automatically vanish.
You will not need to please others
by doing what you don’t like to do
but you insist to do.
Is it not a harsh reality of life
and a hard-hitting fact
that you give the least time
to yourself during all your life
and keep insisting on yourself
to perform and act the way
others will like.
I just walk through the past
just to find what I have been doing
all these years
Because between pleasing others
and keeping myself happy
I mostly used to follow the earlier route
without knowing what it is costing to me.
This is what you are feeling now
after all these years.
The light is not that powerful now
to enable me to read even my face
with my own eyes.
What others read on my face with their eyes
might not be the fact
because I know already
that is far beyond exact.
Just put off that mask for once
Will you still insist on
that state of hallucination?
Will you still keep living
in that state of mirage?
Assuming it is there all the time
what you like to have around
without realizing that in reality
it is not there.
I know that you know it very well
that deep inside something is missing badly.
Because I am no different from you.
But still, you insist.
Let it be.
If you say so.