Masked Men

Let us take off our masks, you and I. 

Let us dance with abandon.  Let us laugh too loudly.  Let us cry if we need to.

Let us speak from the heart.  Let us say what we mean.  Let us learn to listen.

Let us not worry about the judgments of others, who may point and stare, and, God forbid, laugh. 

Let us stand boldly before the world, newly hatched chicks blinking into the brilliant sunshine. 

Let us act like children 

Let us allow ourselves to be seen.

Let us throw down our masks, you and I. 

You go first.

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Masked Men

Friday, January 13, 2012

Masked Men

Let us take off our masks, you and I. 

Let us dance with abandon.  Let us laugh too loudly.  Let us cry if we need to.

Let us speak from the heart.  Let us say what we mean.  Let us learn to listen.

Let us not worry about the judgments of others, who may point and stare, and, God forbid, laugh. 

Let us stand boldly before the world, newly hatched chicks blinking into the brilliant sunshine. 

Let us act like children 

Let us allow ourselves to be seen.

Let us throw down our masks, you and I. 

You go first.

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15 Comments:

At January 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM , Anonymous Em said...

:D yay! I like this

 
At January 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Rossandra White said...

This came along at just the right time. Thanks so much Kelly. Perfect ending!

 
At January 13, 2012 at 3:27 PM , Anonymous Jaum said...

I love it... Where did this come from... I mean How did you come up with it??

 
At January 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

glad you did

 
At January 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading! Glad you stopped by.

 
At January 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I have no idea. Just kind of showed up yesterday.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous StoryDam said...

You go first? Ha! That's funny. Almost typical of our society also. "We should all be this way! ...but you have to go first..."

I don't know if you meant for it to be that deep, but it does apply.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous Tara R. said...

Love that, 'you go first.' There is a lot of truth there. We all want other people to take that first step.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM , Anonymous Elizabeth Young said...

Love this Kelly, and I think I did this yesterday at the Simcoe County Writers Association luncheon and meeting. What a wonderful time we had in the presence of other writers, and Heather O'Connor, our speaker, who spoke about social media, was the icing on the cake!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Anonymous Elizabeth Young said...

Love this Kelly, and I think I did this yesterday at the Simcoe County Writers Association luncheon and meeting. What a wonderful time we had in the presence of other writers, and Heather O'Connor, our speaker, who spoke about social media, was the icing on the cake!

 
At January 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! I hope you're writing about what you learned yesterday.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks, Tara.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

No, that's pretty much what I was shooting for...Thanks for reading.

 
At January 17, 2012 at 5:30 AM , Anonymous Amanda said...

I love it. I have been meaning to write a piece for Drabble Rousers, too! Maybe I'll give it a try today. :)

 
At January 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM , Anonymous Carrie said...

LOL, I love the ending. Very clever.

I'll have to check out Drabble Rousers.

 

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