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Word Prompt: Mask

The face of our modern protestor —

Speaks few words and wears a mocking smile,

Subtle and wry under his plastic shield

Masking a scowl and discontent

Rage inside a heart burning fire-red like coals,

Struck in blustering winds

Our Guy spreads his plague of justice

Growing the virus which complacency demands

To blacken the numbed corruption

We allow within our zombie selves —

Blank stares and raised hands,

Shrugs and shaking heads

Move less than the patriarchal glint

In the cavernous stare from our anonymous friend

His fearless attempts to raise questions

Where he notices the wrongs we ignore

Brings to light a timeless struggle

The cause by which we define our souls —

Do we fight the main who protests behind a mask

Or challenge the one who claims to wear none?


About 365 Things to Write About

I'm inspired by almost anything and everything creative - nature, architecture, art, words, music...I like to roam along streets, through foreign countries, and within my mind where the world is full of endless possibilities. I dream of being an idealist, but I've experienced too many harsh realities for that wish to ever be true. Therefore, I look for the hope and the good in small nuances, and I express my thoughts and feelings about the world around me on pages and canvases whenever I can.

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