Halloween – What’s Really Masked

So ladies, and so men:
Let’s adapt a veneer —
It’s costume time again,
To change how we appear –

To love, that is our part,
We hide that we want more –
We reach, but hide the heart:
That’s what the mask is for

Yes, fear will have its days,
Throughout our weeks and years;
We wear the mask again, I say,
To hide both hopes and tears

But on this lonely road
Of all that’s here and been:
The trick’s to keep our feet,
The treat’s to take
It in

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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