The Mask

poem by Kendra W. (teen)


I showed you the scars,

the scars that can’t be explained,

you notice the pain on your own.

Everyday I put a fake smile on my face

to hide the pain and scars,

but you saw right through

the Mask.


14-year-old Kendra is a regular at the Teen Writing Workshops at Central Library.

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Disclaimer:  Line breaks were added by Jane the librarian, but the piece is an original work by the teen.

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