WE WEAR THE MASK

ND Untold

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“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!”
-Paul Laurence Dunbar
Do you wear a mask? A mask of happiness? A mask of bliss? A mask of importance? A mask of arrogance? A mask of a 2015 BMW? A mask of a six bedroom, five and a half bath, four car garage home? A mask of BCBG, Tory…

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