I Came Across a Mask Today…

I saw a mask today

A4 pen and white acrylic on tracing paper over a tea stained poem.

I wrote the poem myself to match my personal investigation theme in art at the moment (Mask). I don’t normally write poems, but I decided to give it a go because I didn’t want to use someone else’s. Personally I think it turned out ok, considering how I haven’t written a poem since year 10 English class!

Poem reads:

I came across a mask today,

So bright and young and free.

It flew on wings of light and love,

Yet doesn’t have the gift to see.

 

I came across a mask today,

So beautiful and bold.

But who am I to say,

The lies that it has told.

 

I came across a mask today,

So wary and so cold.

The kindness marred by scars unhealed,

A pity to behold.

 

I came across a mask today,

So very cracked and old.

The life it’s led, the pain and dread,

Hid beneath its folds.

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