Boards Index › General discussion › Art, poetry, music and film › We Wear the Mask….. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts 21 September, 2019 at 9:29 am #1126627 Smegly A classic poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask! This was first published in 1896… So, no…. It’s not about internet trolls 6 May, 2020 at 6:59 pm #1131961 watcher Yes we wear the mask as you are not bright enough Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Get involved in this discussion! Log in or register now to have your say!