Two-faced – #WednesdayVerses

Who are you, I wonder,
The face I see each day
Or one you peel away;
I didn’t know the side,
One that you hid so well,
It was stuck so smooth,
I found it so hard to tell.

Edges fray, you forgot,
And continued to fake;
Till without a thought,
You made that mistake.
Off came that old mask,
I saw that hidden face,
But you denied it quick,
And put it back in place.

Once is enough for me,
That face I won’t forget,
On my guard from now,
No more hurt I will let.


So welcome to the second #WednesdayVerses prompt in 2019, our thirty second prompt overall. Reema and I offer you this word prompt each Wednesday to inspire in you a poem. If it does, do write it as a post on your blog and come link up with us. The linky is open from now till next Tuesday night! Please add your post to the link only if it is a post written for #WednesdayVerses.

Prompt #2 for 2019 is HIDDEN.

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Vinay Leo R.
09. 01. 2019



Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

10 thoughts on “Two-faced – #WednesdayVerses”

    • Yes. By itself, the word doesn’t really mean something, Shilpa. But when part of a comment that makes sense, it’s approvable I guess. Masks are tricky. Sometimes, it’s the true face that’s more vulnerable, more real, more “you”. And that face needs people nearby that it trusts. But when the mask reveals an angrier, spiteful true face, then it’s best to walk away from it.

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