We live our lives behind a cloak of carefully woven emotions that we allow others to see. FINE: POETIC THOUGHTS FROM BEHIND THE MASK is a collection of poetry that reveals the honest thoughts that we hide behind at times. It is simply the outcome of living life and learning what emotions we do and do not feel comfortable exposing to others. How many times has someone asked you how you are doing or feeling? The quick and often thoughtless reply is, "Fine; everything's just fine."
The poetry in this collection offers insight into ourselves and the emotions we really feel. No matter how deep or difficult they might be, they make our lives rich and our journeys through life rewarding. It is when we acknowledge our innermost feelings that we find the true measure of life's worth.
And you will come to see that time
is our true mortal measure.
And you will judge it wisely thus
As intimacy's treasure.
For I suspect that in the night, when
dark and all alone,
Your soul cries out with tired spite to
call your heart back home.