Poem – Masks

*Note: I don’t think I said this on my last post, but I’m planning to post once weekly, on a Saturday. 

Today’s piece of featured writing is a poem. I don’t have much to say about it, except is freestyle, and I wrote it after being struck by how often people put on masks to hide their true feelings. I aptly call it…. Masks.


Broken hearts behind indifferent masks

We cannot see real people

Behind the walls they put up

To keep us out


Weeping hearts behind laughing eyes

We should not judge people

Based on their outer appearance

For painted facades can hide dark interiors


Hurting hearts behind angry words

We should not base our opinion of people

Off of one encounter with them

For often it is an unjust opinion

Based off of an unjust encounter


We cannot see people’s hearts

We cannot know what goes on behind people’s walls

So please remember

That outer appearences

Hide inner realities


And give grace


Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

12 thoughts on “Poem – Masks”

  1. Hello! My name’s Libby. Heard about your blog from Mariah. Gonna follow you now to see how you progress. I’d love it if you checked out my blog Geoturtle.com. Gonna add your’s to my followers list. 🙂

    Excited to read. I like this poem. It reminds me of two songs. The first one is called “Stained Glass Masquerade” by Casting Crowns. And “Masquerade” by Jonathan Thulin. Both talk about what your poem is about. Just thought I’d mention them. 🙂


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