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