When we conceal a matter

It’s where wisdom has prevailed;

To mask potential problems

And to eliminate all tales.

But some masks are permanent

And invisible they are;

They’re a facade to what’s really there

And misleading they are by far.

They muzzle our true voice

And our deepest thoughts as well;

They disguise our true opinions

Where we dare not share or tell.

When people wear invisible masks

They can shield the heart’s intent;

Where insincerity is cleverly hidden

And where words are never meant.

Let’s not be too perturbed

About the physical masks as much;

Since they’re temporary and for a season

And a requirement as such.

Physical masks can prevent infection

From spreading to one another,

But the permanent invisible ones

Our reality they will smother.

An invisible mask is inconsistent

And prevents deep and meaningful,

Of friendships and relationships

When deception it will rule.

An emotional mask can be misleading

Since it’s not transparent in its ways,

And can foster hate and bitterness

With unforgiveness if it stays.

A mask can hide jealousy

With covetousness as well;

It will play the role so convincingly

Where we can never really tell.

A mask can conceal fears

And much dissonance this promotes,

And unless we humbly ask for help

We simply will not cope.

A mask is spiritually unhealthy

Since it covers many lies,

But God knows the depths of our heart

Where there’s nothing in disguise.

To wear an invisible mask

Is not profitable to the soul;

It’s where deliverance is much required

In order for freedom to unfold.

The wonderful aspect of all masks

Is they will ultimately be peeled,

Because God wants us to be authentic

To experience liberty and to be healed.

(C) P.B. 2020

Psalm 55:12-13

Proverbs 23:17-18

Proverbs 11:13

Proverbs 11:18

Proverbs 12:22