When Childhood Ends


When our childhood ends,
to keep the others at bay,
we put on our masks.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Ceremonial mask, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
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Posted on March 12, 2012, in Haiku Heights, I Heart Macro, Jalisco, Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Mexico, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, senryu, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Zapopan. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Wow, how true that is!

  2. What a nice colorful mask ~

  3. Is this guy mean, or does he merely need a shave?

  4. that is very neat and adorable 🙂 Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return a yellow visit too.

  5. What a truthful haiku. I love the last line and fabulous mask!

  6. A dynamic ceremonial mask! Amazing design and colour! And how I love your haiku! We do tend to adopt masks for situations and for self-protection!

  7. I still have the child in me, lol !

  8. hee hee…
    Halloween is the one day a year «Louis» goes without his mask…(according to his ex-wife…)

  9. I love this mask!!! So whimsical and almost ‘kitty’ like. Fun!!!!!

  10. Very true words in your haiku poem.

    Regards and best wishes

  11. Some people, I think, wear a mask of one kind or another more than they should.

  12. So sad that we feel the need to hide behind masks!

    Love this one though!

  13. That’s the bitter truth!….Lovely

  14. A very interesting mask!

  15. Great shot and nice haiku.

  16. do we ever find that unmasked freedom again .. childhood is full of wonder

  17. That is nice and true! that mask is cute…thanks for visiting Handful of Cuteness

  18. So much truth to your haiku!

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