The masks we wear,
are always shown to hide the feelings
to those who are unknown.
Yet to these strangers it would seem,
We are our truest forms at the seams.
No lies need to escape our mouths,
For their opinions do not count.
It is those who are close you see,
Those in which we call family.
We hide our selves,
Our true being,
In the hopes of their unseeing.
We do not want to cause a fuss.
We do not want to distort the trust.
They would not understand what secrets we hide,
To them it would be pesticide.
The words we dare not utter, the things we suppress,
All in hopes it is for the best.
The mask we wear to show good face,
Is the one that everyone can feel is fake.
True to yourself they always say,
True to those who love you always.
How can you be your true self when those that love you,
The mask you wear and the character you play,
Is all in wait for the freedom you crave.
One day you can shed this mask,
And have no fear.
For what you really want
Is so close so near,
That if you don't jump for it now,
It shall slip, disappear somehow.
Dare you shed my mask and fear?
Just to be free to accept what is now here?
This mask you wear it protects you now.
From the reality of knowing the it is time to step out.
Be the person you are intended to be,
Never mind all the mockery,
Embrace this new journey with all that you can,
Let the world know no one needs to hold your hand.
Be brave and confident, and know no bounds.
For this mask has just hit the ground.