I Only Want to Be Me

I sculpted this mask Carved and decorated it Slaved over every detail Then I wore it around other people And they all loved me

I was always hopeful Happy and kind Lighting up everyone's lives That's who I am But not all the time

The real me cries and cowers needs love and affection gets worked up, talks too fast, slips up Most of all She's not perfect

That's the real me I'm tired of meeting their expectations I don't want to wear this mask anymore I only want to be me

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