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Paul Laurence Dunbar - We Wear the Mask

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask! 

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Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poem: We Wear the Mask

Comment 263 of 263, added on February 5th, 2015 at 7:47 PM.
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uYK78C Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring��� I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

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Comment 262 of 263, added on February 5th, 2015 at 1:14 AM.
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FrwOaC You can certainly see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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Comment 261 of 263, added on January 15th, 2015 at 5:55 PM.
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