What’s in a mask
They have to be sturdy and colorful for sure
Like a hockey goalie’s or baseball catcher’s to be stylish and endure
Something to protect and to last.
Just like the athlete we all wear this armour daily to protect
To project what we want people to see
No matter what we need too be free
We need to be authentic with others from the right and left.
So let us take off the masks we now wear
This will not be easy as we all have scares
Both seen and unseen so we can truly live and go far
Look each other in the eye and not the hundred yard stare.
So let the goalies and catchers keep their masks
To protect their faces and heads from injury today and always
While they apply their craft, stay injury free and allowed to stay
We have authentic mask that keeps us free in our tasks.
By Ty Stingel
November 7, 2013