Disguising Our Doubt

We girls and some guys
apply our makeup with great care
hides our flaws and highlights
Lips, eyes and cheekbones

Most apply it early each day
refreshing before we venture out
always keen to look our best
we feel naked without it

it hides our confusion
insecurities, our self-doubt
as we dream of that white knight
who will bail us out

We want someone to care,
to provide and share our life
one who will listen and support
when we encounter strife

For underneath our disguise
we are raw and unsure
we wear it like a mask
don’t make it a barrier

Daily Prompt:  Doubt


  1. We all wear masks, don’t we, Kate? Most of us occasionally, a few, all the time.

    In fact, the cranky old man you told us about a couple weeks ago or so constructed his of orneriness.

    Easy enough to blame others, as in, “society made me do this,” but how much is our own fault, rising from our misunderstanding others?

    If ever there were reason to get to know our fellow-creatures better, this is it. Perhaps a the process will tear away a few disguises.

    “I would’ve made it, too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids.”

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  2. Excellent! Heart-touching! A poem that will always be relevant. And important. A great message to share with children! Your poem would be a great conversation started with kids!
    I’ve found the greatest friend is one who lets us completely be ourselves. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

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