Sunday, April 18, 2010

One Single Impression: Mask


In Hiding

Why do you wear that mask
Lone Ranger wanna be?
Do people often ask
reveal yourself to me?

Brazen robber abhorred
stealthy night man so vile?
Incognito—you lord
over the night a while.

On your path to the ball
imbued with rich ego?
Grandness one dares not call—
one peek before you go?

Noted surgeon sterile
cap, gloves, gown, mask applies.
Nurses and scrubs at will
glimpsing beneath your guise—

Features blatantly shine
yet emotions unseen—
thoughts latently abide
your being hides from me.

Curious me, I want to know, reveal yourself to me

Poem and Photo Copyright
© 2010, 2006 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Prompt suggested by Amity at Dreams Are My Reality
Find more poems at One Single Impression
using "Mask" as prompt

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At Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:03:00 AM, Blogger Stan Ski said...

Good selection of masks and their uses.

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:04:00 AM, Anonymous Changnoi said...

You missed out my favourite - Super Heroes.

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 1:59:00 AM, Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

A pleasure to read this!

rosy mask

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:29:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Do we ever know? Or should that be 'see the light'? :-)

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 6:16:00 AM, Blogger Vinay Leo R. said...

Jim, this was really wonderful.. is one the masked persons in the photo yourself? :)

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 7:35:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Jim. Pretense--such a deadly, deadening thing.

The photo is wonderful.

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, I really enjoyed the photo and your poem. You describe the mask we hide behind so well.

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:32:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

This is such an intriguing photo. I'm guessing from Halloween. Nice poem and take on the prompt as well.

At Sunday, April 18, 2010 6:13:00 PM, Blogger Beth P. said...

Hi Jim--
I'd seen the photo on your blog before, but it still makes me smile!

Nice romp through personnaes...


At Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Sandra.if said...

a mask make us wonder more than bare bodies.....

At Monday, April 19, 2010 1:46:00 AM, Anonymous geeta said...

The picture is wonderful...and of course the poem gets along so well...
loved reading it..

At Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:22:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

masks surely can make us lean in to know what is underneath. Perhaps that is one reason that folks mask who they are, a mystery to inspire curiosity. Oh, I like that idea for a poem... hum
I quite enjoyed your poem Jim.

At Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Out of curiosity I doubt he will take off his mask for you, Jim. No one ever does...

At Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:07:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Love, love, love that AND the picture! Is that You and Mrs. Jim? So many different kinds of masks aren't there? I loved this prompt! Have a great end of the week

At Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:46:00 PM, Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Ah, what you know and what you want to know are often two vastly different things!

Impressionable mask

At Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:31:00 AM, Blogger Amity said...

masks galore...yeah, we want to really see what's behind the mask just to see the real one...:)

you did an awesome work here Jim, and i am glad u were first to post your own and to support this prompt!

thanks so much!

and the pic? the more i am curious whose behind those masks...:)) nice pic, though!

At Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

This is wonderful Jim. It is good to read your work again.


At Friday, April 23, 2010 6:26:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

How transparent the guise. You really shone the light (excuse the pun) on the folly of pretense.

The photo made me giggle.

At Friday, April 23, 2010 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Yellow Tulip said...

cute pic:)...enjoyed my read:)


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