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Hidden mask

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

It is difficult to find out the real person behind a hidden mask as we do not know the amount of truth in what he is telling us. In such situations believing blindly in someone would be a grave error of judgement. It would be prudent to assess a person before believing in what he is telling or presenting to us. He might be a friend or a relative or a political leader or a celebrity or a socialite - anything, we have to assess him before we believe him.

Hidden mask

What they say is not what,
Is going in their heart.
I saw them wearing hidden mask,
As an inseparable part.

Beneath their apparent love,
Lies the evil and malicious plan.
They look all different but,
Are from the same clan.

They lure us with power,
They lure us with money.
They do their satanic acts,
Below a layer of honey.

They rule the world easily,
With their vehement desires.
You can not recognise them,
Clad in their graceful attires.

Beware! they are coming,
With their devilish smiles.
Their hidden mask is shining,
Like some creamy tiles.

This time, when they talk to us,
Let us all condemn them.
Every time they deceive us,
Now, we should't believe them.

Vote

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 10, 2020:

Anand, thanks a lot for your elaborate comment.

S K Anand on September 10, 2020:

Very well written about the dark side of our society, through which all of us has undergone. But it's wonderful to see ourselves in improved version after such experiences of life. As whatever we do it is for our inner tranquility and enjoy life in a peaceful manner. Nice depiction of reality existing.

Bhattuc on September 07, 2020:

Aman, thanks for your precise observations.

Bhattuc on September 07, 2020:

DRRAO, thanks a lot for your comment.

Aman on September 07, 2020:

Great poetic portrayal of the overall structure of the society. Often the mask represents the insecurities of the person who wore it and the kind of mask they don is an explicit evidence of the kind of person he or she it. Wearing a mask as such cannot be condemned as everyone atleast once in their lives have wore it, be it for the others sake or any selfish interest. The Motive behind the mask reveals the person more so than the mask.

DRRAO on September 07, 2020:

Well written in a precise manner

Bhattuc on September 07, 2020:

Anurag, thanks for your elaborate comment.

Anurag on September 07, 2020:

Marvellous writeup!! Vividly explained the dual personality which a person possess within him/her with malicious intention!! We should be very clear and profound in judging these people before actually believing in them!!

Bhattuc on August 27, 2020:

Denise, you are a brave person that you stood against a masked guy. I appreciate much. Thanks a lot for going through the poem so deeply.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 27, 2020:

Well said. I've known quite a few people who have a false face for the world to see but underneath they are self-centered and egotistical. I married a man like that the first time. It only took 4 days for him to show me under the mask and I was revolted with what I saw. He never loved me.

Blessings,

Denise

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 25, 2020:

Marlene, thanks for your nice comment.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on August 25, 2020:

I enjoyed reading your poem. It is very crisp and well-written with a lot of truth about those who live among us with hidden masks and agendas.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 24, 2020:

Shibangi, thanks a lot.

Shibangi Das from Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on August 24, 2020:

It is a brilliant poem....an eye opener

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Brenda, thanks for the encouragement.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Eric, thanks for your comment. I put that extreme quotation to emphasize and impress upon the point. You made the subtle observation. Thanks.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Hertha, thanks a lot.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Prithvi, well said. Thanks.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Flourish, you are perfectly right in your observation. Thanks.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Cheryl, thanks a lot.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 23, 2020:

Umesh,

I have come across a few like this before.

They can lie with a straight face and I suppose they laugh behind one's back for the wool they pull over other's eyes.

You did a wonderful job writing this one.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 23, 2020:

Well done. You had me intrigued and entertained. I like the ending the most.

However I heartely disagree with "Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.

- Johann G. Seume

Hertha David from Windhoek, Namibia on August 23, 2020:

Amazing article.... This is also relatable by a novel written by Micheal Williams tittles "Crocodile burning".

Deceiving people is honestly horrible.

Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 23, 2020:

The poem gives precise wisdom to be aware of deceitful people. Thanks for penning an eye-opening poem.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 23, 2020:

Most people do have masks.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on August 23, 2020:

Lorna, another beautiful heart felt poem. God bless you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Lorna, you have made it more clear and precise. Thanks for your observations. Appreciate much.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 23, 2020:

Ankita, thanks a lot.

Lorna Lamon on August 23, 2020:

I feel many of the world's leaders hide behind their masks, whilst playing to their audience. It is sad that taking people on face value is becoming more difficult to do, in a world when so many have their own selfish agendas. A great poem Umesh well written and thought provoking.

Ankita B on August 23, 2020:

This poem reminds me of the saying that we should not judge a book by its cover. Wonderful poem.

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