Mask (HH 05/12–3 haiku)


Mask (Photo credit: poropitia outside the box)

perfect little thief
wears his bandit mask always–
rascally raccoon.


don’t look too closely
her smooth features disguise pain
brittle, pretty mask

free from my true face
the mask I wore blows away
lighter  now, and free

which is free,
the face or the mask?
perhaps both

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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32 Responses to Mask (HH 05/12–3 haiku)

  1. PranitaBhat says:

    The last haiku is amazing!
    Truth likes to travel bare feet

  2. Ian Moone says:

    I really like the first one, tis rascally 🙂

  3. Jaideep says:

    Last haiku has stuck..question is so nicely put,. I like!

  4. becca givens says:

    oh that rascally raccoon — how cute!! 😀

  5. The mask wearer is freer!

  6. Anu says:

    I loved the second one !!

  7. unfetteredbs says:

    great play!

  8. S Jayanth says:

    the second one is something the world needs to understand. i mean the common youth, about women..

    the third and fourth blew me away.. a great set of haiku..! thank you for those..

  9. Grace says:

    Very well done…I specially like your ending question ~

  10. Wonderful set of haiku. As Grace mentioned in her comment. I especially liked the last one. Leaving us with a question.

    • Thank you so much–I loved it, and wanted to capture the feeling of another poem I wrote on here (not a haiku) that captured the same feeling. Glad you liked it.

  11. artmusedog says:

    ‘mask I wore blows away’ free ~ this haiku is so wonderful and alive ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  12. Blue Flute says:

    The first one is very cute, the last two were deep. Enjoyable reading.

  13. Creative and very enjoyable to read~ You’re wonderful ~ Deborah

  14. Patti says:

    Very nice. Love the last one with its philosophical question. Which one indeed?

  15. Beautiful set…..I loved the last but one haiku 🙂

  16. zongrik says:

    the last one is very deep

    ugly man mask

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