What is Behind Your Mask?
Every minute of every day people wear a mask. A mask to hide the
true identity of their feelings. The 1896 poem "We Wear the Mask",
Paul Laurence Dunbar illustrates this theory. People wear mask for
many different reasons but mostly to hide their true self from society.
The message portrayed by Dunbar is that it is one's self right to wear a
mask as they so choose.
The first couplet
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they are painful. I also feel
that if you continually ware you mask you will soon lose touch of who
you really are. It is more accepted now than when the poem was
written to share or seek help, counsel, from one. I strongly suggest
that if you have spent a lifetime behind your mask and are full of
intense feelings and emotions that you do swallow you pride and
seek professional help.