We all wear masks
The pretense and lies
Behind emojis and smiles
Every sparkle,
Every cackle,
Tell stories you might never see.
We all wear masks
A façade of the larva of hate
A volcanic heart erupts
Ready to burn to ashes
In his quest for revenge.
Yet dazzling teeth in laughter.
We all wear masks
That blindfolds our sight
From each other’s pain and plight
We don’t know the miles
we have walked
Hiding behind a smile.
We all wear masks
“I’m okay!”
“I’m fine!”
In guise of a bleeding pain
Is what we always say!
While we’re dying every day.
Esther Kalu
Esther Kalu Ndidi also known as Rukenny is budding poet, short story writer, content writer, freelance writer and journalist who explores her love for writing with the scribbles from her heart, with the aim of impacting positive change. She is a student of Mass Communication in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Esther blogs at Rukenny's Secrets.