I Feel Like I'm Always Hiding Behind a Mask

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 307 People


    I am wearing a maskA mask that, Silences a thousand cries Hides the Armageddon withinSaves from seeing myself in the mirrorBeen so for a whileAm I becoming frumpyDo I need a makeover change 
    deleted deleted
    Sep 28, 2013


    Every day as far as I could remember I would put on this mask.The one that tells people "Hey!I'm okay!" but sometimes its hard to tell when I'm being true to myself.I don't let people in because of past experiences.I'm tried of pretending to be okay but if I didn't have that mask...
    yolandahernandez9770 yolandahernandez9770
    13-15, F
    Oct 2, 2011

    Mask Of Happiness

    I feel like I hide the real me away I put on a show for everyone I pretend, I'm confident... I'm not affected by the things people say when inside its ripping me apart tearing me down crushing me, I'm not confident I've just learnt to act it to keep people away a wall against...
    misplacedheart misplacedheart
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2011

    Conformity, Originality, & Words.

     "Tell me anyways - Maybe I can find the truth by comparing the lies."   ~ leon trotsky---Perfection, in one word. Disaster, in another. Have my thoughts always been this ambivalent?They feel like a first degree burn, sometimes. It's nothing compared to a third-degree burn...
    xlina xlina
    18-21, F
    Aug 5, 2013


    I at times feel like i am not who i am really to be .I hide from others to love me.At times it is hard to be thus perfect person so that i can make no mistake.I always want to be mature but truely i want to let down my hair,run and go to the mall just walk and have fun like a...
    sexyjez sexyjez
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2013

    Inside Me..

    The mask I have on my face is one that hides me from the world. I am not who a lot of people think I am and at times I am very quiet. For work I must be a professional and be sweet and perky to all the clients and customers. In my world though, when I am at home by myself with...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid
    26-30, F
    Jul 31, 2008

    I always felt that way,

    for asking as I can remember,no matter how funny or how nice people are to me. I always feel guilty then that I Am not as 100% always girl as I make people think!They think that they know me but how can can they possibly know me when I don't know myself,I don't know what my...
    Marcysonline Marcysonline
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    The mask I wear

    Like ancient Greek theater, the mask I wear allows me to participate in this play, this fiction that is my life among others. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players." (Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act II, Scene vii.) - or "All the world's indeed a...
    zaaphod zaaphod
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2013

    Why Can't I Run And Hide?

    I can't stand it when my family or boyfriend say to me "smile" or "what's wrong". Sometime I feel like I want to lock myself in a room and throw away the key so what if i'm feeling down so what if i'm not talking maybe i'm not talking because I have something on my mind and i don...
    strawberrycherry strawberrycherry
    18-21, F
    May 29, 2012

    I hate how every time I go to school I feel the

    need to put on a mask for fear of judgement. I feel as if society's standards are honestly to blame. nobody is really themselves in public anymore. I got diagnosed with severe anxiety, sever depression, and sever anger issues. I told a couple people at school and they were...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1
    18-21, M
    Dec 20, 2014


    I know that many people where mask to protect themselves from emotional pain. i call myself the ripper bcuz i remove these mask from people and expose them to myself. i like seeing what is inside them. what drives them. what hurts them. but i no i have many mask i hide behind i...
    SkarRavell SkarRavell
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2009

    It's Like Being Two Different People

    Wish you and me could see ourselves. Look in the mirror and free ourselves. Break out of the insecurities...... Show the true colors of what it means to be we. Wish you and I could really see what it is like to see I wish we were not blind to our own beauty. Wish we could see...
    PerfectRainbows PerfectRainbows
    18-21, F
    Jun 16, 2012

    My Many Personalities

    I feel as though I have several people living inside me.  I can only express one at a time unfortanatley. And, only around certain people. The more intimate I am with people, the more strange I seem.To Strangers I'm a: Funny, nerdy, happy girlTo People In My School That I Don't...
    Lucerna Lucerna
    13-15, F
    3 Responses May 30, 2012

    A Different Mask For Every Occassion

    There's but one person I don't wear a mask in front of: my closest best friend. Everyone else in my life whom I've known for a while get's a 'piece of me'. I have my "work mask" my "home mask" and my "social gatherings" mask. I feel that if I don't hide part of me, then I will...
    cecillia2010 cecillia2010
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 17, 2012

    Thats All I Ask Of You

    Im trapped in this cocoon after getting myself into this state. Silently waiting for the time to unwind , to reveal, to venture forth and then to unveil this imaginary mask I hide behind. To spread my wings, to burst into an array of psychedelic colours of emotions and...
    BlueStockingMan BlueStockingMan
    1 Response Dec 29, 2009

    The Clouds Are My Friends

    I feel like I'm flying, unable to descend. I want to, but I'm afraid of what might happen to me when I land. Still, I long to touch the ground. The one thing I cling onto is the expectation that one day, somebody will fly up to me, take my hand and pull me back down to earth. I...
    colourscontrast colourscontrast
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    Self preservation is nature's first law.

    Until they see a seemingly harmless psychopath in a comely guise.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 4, 2015

    The Story Beneath My Mask...

    In order to not hide behind a mask you would have to tell your real feelings when asked, right? Well, everytime someone asks if I've found anyone yet or have a boyfriend, I throw my mask on and just tell them no. I don't bother to go into detail to try to explain anymore than...
    doglover1984 doglover1984
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 9, 2011

    are some one have feeling like you can't remove

    mask you creat? and you feel that armor which has long keep you save becomes hard burden?
    Bijakuja Bijakuja
    26-30, M
    Oct 1, 2015


    Why can't i do anything When i'm ruining everything Why must everything fall apart That I hold close to my heart I never show the truth That I never feel good People see me whe i'm glad But i'm probably sad I can never tell When i'm truly well I have a stomach ache When i feel my...
    ThatKid93 ThatKid93
    18-21, M
    Oct 21, 2010

    At Home

    I feel as though I can be myself anywhere except for at my own home. It's my own family that judges me more than anyone I know. I feel as though I'm always having to wear some sort of mask at home. I'm just trying to portray the type of daughter they've always hoped for...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2012
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