Studded with gems, crafted with gold.

A lustre so bright… the moon held an intent to conspire the world against it.

A smile so kind… the ink stopped bleeding praises for a mother’s heart.

Eyes so deep… no man could quieten his curiosity to explore the mystic realm behind.

No sculptor’s hands would have dreamt of carving a nose so sharp.

The brow screamed the wisdom that the charming silhouette promised to behold.

It was a mask… Oh! So fine!

It must have taken the nobility of a prince.
It must have taken a heart, as pure as ash… to be honoured with such an adornment.

Or, so the world believed… until a harsh blow of wind claimed rebellion and knocked the mask off.

The crime was “Contempt of the royal visor”…

The wind wasn’t guilty…

But, the appalling sight that followed, it poisoned the air.

It was a corpse for a face.

Deep dark ditches for those beautiful eyes.

A long sharp thorn for the finest of the noses.

A rotten scab for that skin of gold.

Folks yelled curses, hissed at the ghoul.

Babies wailed with fear as they hugged their mothers.

“To boycott and shun the guest of dishonour”, was the court’s way to bring justice.

The trial would have been the ghastliest of them all…

Only if, another masked man wouldn’t have stepped into the arena.

Only if, another gleaming piece of gold wouldn’t have inebriated the eyes of the rank and file.

‘cause, who frowns at the evil when they get to gasp for the artistry.

The world has a way to forget justice for glory.

– Gauri Walecha

55 Replies to “Masquerade”

  1. This is sooooooo awesome. 😍😍 Loved the way you described the mask at first but then the truth comes into play. Until the very end😍😍. Amazing writing 😁

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much Sid! That genuinely means a lot!😊😊
      I am so glad you like the description! Honestly, this took a month! I was in love with the idea and couldn’t have afforded to deny it the due justice 😅😊😊
      Have a lovely day ahead 💙 💙

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  2. This is simply brilliant. I read slowly, trying to figure out where were you going with this, but as I proceeded it was like BAM! 😂
    This is a very clever piece that truly engraves a mark in one’s mind…light distracts us from darkness…

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much Nour! That made my day and how🤩🤩
      I am so so glad that you like the piece and that it could have such an impact! And to be very honest, I am so glad to receive this comment, because I had all my friends, literally, hitting me with their text,s complaining about the complexity of the piece! I was stressed that this doesn’t make any sense at all😂😂😂
      Thank you so much for this! It’s always a pleasure to have you here🤗💕

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      1. MY pieces don’t make sense but meh XD Some people have complex creative minds…other don’t and are happy with the simple and clear…both are, in a way or another, beautiful. =)

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      2. C’mon…No! Of course they make sense 🤗
        Absolutely! I agree, hundred percent… We can’t really judge art on the basis of its complexity. Rather, I believe, that art shouldn’t be and can’t be judged at all. Everything is beautiful. Simple and complex, both💕💕


      3. 🤗…
        😂😂 I relate. Sometimes they sell us “I accidentally dropped paint on this canvas” paintings in the name of abstract art😆😆


      4. 😁😁😁
        Aww! That’s so foolish of me to not check my comments sooner🙈😢
        I’ll be writing for the award asap💕💕
        Thank you so much for nominating me🤗


  3. It’s a very complex piece dear Gauri, a bit hard to understand the meaning but as usually you are artist with words and it was worth reading twice and more 👍👍
    The world has a way to forget justice for glory! Striking actually and some mind that you have 😊💕
    Very beautiful and powerful as well 😊

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much! I am so glad that it was worth your time! 😊😊💕💕The piece took me a month to write, so, I guess, I made it too complex 😅😅😅
      Yeah! As a world, we often sideline justice and truth, when we stumble upon a charming lie 😢
      Thank you so much once again 🤗💕💕
      Have a great day ahead 😊💕

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      1. 😂😂😂 I think I over did some parts of it🙈🙈😅😅
        Thank you so much 😊💕💕
        Your encouragement always means a lot 😊😊
        You too, have a lovely day! 😊😊💕

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