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The Masquerade Ball

by Story Girl CA- Caroline 2 months ago in sad poetry
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Inspirational Poem.

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Whilst in a vivid dream, I was at a masquerade ball.

I pretended to be me, but I wasn't me at all.

My laughter and smiles, my curtsies brought delight,

but my loneliness among the guests, their hidden faces gave me such a fright.

Who were they? Who was I?

One more person struggling to get by.

The masquerade ball ended,

my eyes fluttered open wide,

I found myself in bed, and all I wanted to do was hide.

Sunrise would soon approach,

a brand new day would begin,

I decided it was time to find my way again.

No more masks,

and no more balls.

The truth of me revealed, one and all.

sad poetry

About the author

Story Girl CA- Caroline

Writing is my source of peace. I write short stories: memoirs, fiction, and on matters of the soul.

Writing could have been a career for me but I let it slip away. It’s never too late to start again. I hope you enjoy what you read here.

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  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    Great poem. Lots of resonance there! Looking forward to what comes next!

  • srinivasanabout a month ago

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  • Elesha Bennettabout a month ago

    Interesting poem

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Congratulations Top-Storyan

  • ROCKabout a month ago

    Keep sharing!

  • Martin Thomasabout a month ago

    Great post

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  • Eful2 months ago

    Good Job, I love your articles

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  • Kylara2 months ago

    Absolutely amazing poem!

  • Keila Aartila2 months ago

    This is so beautiful! Nicely done. 💕

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Love this one. Well done and congrats on the top story

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    I loved the concept! Beautiful poetry :)

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Love it, Beautiful ♥️🥰🦋

  • Rick Henry2 months ago

    Very good. I enjoyed this one.

  • This was so wonderful and empowering!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fabulous!!! 💖😊💕

  • I enjoyed this and love the image too

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