UPDATE:

This poem was published in 2006, nearly a decade ago, when I was still in high school. It's much shorter than I recall it being. I have updated it with a bit of word and arrangement polishing and all that. I hope you enjoy it.


Mask

Whispering in the halls...Pointing and laughing...

Waiting to have a reaction...Belittling others not as smart...

Manipulation...Pain...

Or Pleasure...Sex...Drugs...

Swearing...Rumors...Gossip...

Egos the size of infinite stature...

Hurting words...People putting on airs...

What am I describing...What are humans...

Humans...or Animals...

Merely a broken exterior that desperately needs mending