The Lost

October 27, 2018

How sad it is

that so many

spend their entire lives masquerading 

as someone else

only to leave this world sadly missing

the special one they were created to be . . .

By Martha L Shaw ©2018

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April 27, 2016

We often choose to live behind a mask

in our effort to reduce the pain.

All  this really does  though

is push away the Sun

from our hungry heart and soul.



By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

broken framed


Joy Unmasked?

October 28, 2012

The mask he wore


The sadness underneath.

Its bright colors,

Its painted smile,

Portrayed a joy

Not known

Yet hungered for.

He wandered about


Without finding it

For the answer was never outside

But held captive within his soul all along

Just waiting to be set free.

I pray he finds it.

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 10-28-12

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