The Man behind his Masks

02 Feb




By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


He is a chameleon

His masks are the many faces of personality

But not his just the stereotypes he portrays

His identity lost with the days

Lost are his wants, needs and fears

His true self gone with the flowing winds of time

He is a playa, a renaissance man of lies and deceit

He lays waste to others emotions and sanity

But inside he is destroyed mentally and emotionally

He is a desecrating shell of confusion

His identity crisis is exposed at times

But not often

He is the master of disguise

The epitome of mystery

Self centered mindsets thriving off the attention of others

To him people are footstools to his self conceived greatness

The sympathetic listener and the passionate lover are fronts

Used to hurt and maim

Spoken from his lying tongue

Unable to deeply satisfy

Unavailable when needed

But always ready with excuses

The liar, the playa, emotionally disturbed, condescending, abomination to mankind

He is the man behind the masks


Posted by on February 2, 2009 in Poems of Expression


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3 responses to “The Man behind his Masks

  1. cloeequips

    February 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    We all wear a mask of some sort. We just have to make sure we don’t hurt others and we don’t become deluded by our lies. A little delusion helps, though. 🙂 The harsh truth of daily life requires some rose colored glasses.

  2. Nortoria

    February 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I have met plenty of these. They are the men that hide behind mask of the man they truly wish they were. However, the real face is always revealed because its only so long one can pretend to be something they are not. Like you said they are passionate lovers and can satisfy but never fully. And when you call them out they are always ready with excuses. I understand this one on a very personal note, I have been with the masked man, and can only be grateful that I was blessed to eventually see past the mask. Very nice, I can really relate to this one.


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