This Mask That I Wear

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This was written as a part of my journey with Jess Morrow’s Invincible Summer Writing eCourse in 2012.  I wanted to share it here with you now.

“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.” ~André Berthiaume

maskAnother night at the ball
Pretending to be someone I’m not
I wish it could be different
Sometimes it’s all I’ve got

I try to take it off
The mask that I wear
Hiding from everything
But it’s more than I can bear

The mask, it feels so natural
Like it’s a part of my skin
Digging the hole deeper
Of this mess that I’m in

I cried and cried
I just want to be me
I tried and tried
I just want to be free

Alas, it’s not in the cards
For freedom is not there
It is who I am
This mask that I wear

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