Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wikipedia

We Wear the Mask

We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only...

By Paul Laurence Dunbar
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04 December