SUNGLASSES

I bought a pair of sunglasses

In order to cleanse my view,

Yet now I look like the masses

Whose bare eyes have become so few.

 

We bought them to cover our eyes

From harsh realities of life.

We numb ourselves to form a guise

And seem aloof to all the strife.

 

But the truth is, we hope to hide;

We bury tears behind a mask.

Till sun sets in the countryside,

And our peers will begin to ask:

 

“Why are you wearing sunglasses?

I mean, they do make you look fly.

But you’d do better in classes

If you weren’t just a passerby.”

 

They make us feel self-conscious,

And we quickly pocket the shades

Yet come sunrise they’re back on us

And that fear of self we felt fades

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