Six Word Story #19

On The Brink Of Collapse

Six Word Story:

My makeup cannot mask my pain.

About This Six Word Story:

I’m back with another six word story because I’m really enjoying these. I hope everyone is having fun reading them as well.

This six word story in particular is inspired by societal norms. I think as humans, we are often expected to mask our true emotions especially when they are negative emotions such as pain, sadness, anger etc. And we are expected to be okay all the time. For a species that constantly asks one another, “how are you?” we don’t always answer this question honestly. In fact, most of us say we’re okay even when we are not. Which leads to toxic positivity. 

But there are certain types of pain we just can not hide. No matter how much we pretend some stuff leave cracks and scars that we can no longer hide. And I think that’s okay. I think always masking is a really bad idea because it leads to suppressing your emotions which leads to mental health issues in the long run.

Have you ever felt like you have reached rock bottom? Do you ever feel the need to mask pain for the sake of living in a way that is socially acceptable? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below because I would love to hear them. Or simply just stop by and say hi! And don’t forget to leave your own six word story in the comments because I always enjoy reading them!

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43 thoughts on “Six Word Story #19

  1. Very clever. I usually avoid poems because I’m terrible at them, but you caught my interest with the verses’ simplicity. Thanks for submitting.

  2. I do not wear makeup. Metaphorically it takes off the perception that I’m perfect, but physically aswell. Makeup should not be used as a disguise, but an expression.

  3. I totally feel this. I watch my daughter go through all her emotions in make up, and coloring her hair. It is cyclical with her. The hair changes with each mood swing. Today she bought dark blue. It is all about pain. And when she feels it, I see and feel it. Thank you for sharing PoojaG.

  4. Hi there! I got a but lost in your blog after I saw you like a poem from mine. I love condensed forms of fiction, so these six word stories caught my eye immediately.

    This one in particular is phenomenal. I’ve been having a hell of a day today, if the poem you saw is any indication—this piece really speaks to me.

    Cheers, love. May we be kind to ourselves in our moments of suffering.

    1. Thank you so much and this was written when I was having one of those days as well and I’m glad you can relate and understand what it feels like.

      All the best!

  5. I am working through some sad news I received today your story is true thank you but the makeup will go on tomorrow and I will soldier on

    1. Sorry about your sad news and hopefully you’ll feel better soon until then there is nothing more we can do but try to soldier on.

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