I took off the mask,
Basked in the knowledge that I am free.
I have been liberated,
the invisible chains have been broken,
I’m no longer worth a token.
The toxicity of this realm has stifled me.
Forced me to dwell in places that I never meant to be.
In, win, depends,
You know the drill.
I used to hold myself back,
So they’d cut me some slack.
I’m past all of that.
Going into a new year,
I’ve made a vow to be honest with myself.
To live my best life,
else I end up detesting myself.
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I’m caught within time.
I’m caught between two lives.
The face I portray to the world, and you.
The face I give when it’s just me.
When I look in the mirror.
That you won’t like what I have to say.
That you won’t like what I feel.
That you may find me too sensitive or to passionate.
That I may not be enough.
Of course I could mold for you.
See the instant dislike and become whoever you desire.
But I fear I may lose my heart in the process.
I was down today.
I didn’t have much to say.
In all actuality I had thoughts,
But I fear my truth will keep me caught.
So I pretend, and in a way become brought.
I stayed tied in knots.
I was at the point of depression.
Caught in the confession of my accession to my oppression,
When I received relief that came as a sweet, cool decompression,
I was in this wonderful feeling of refreshen.
My comfort comes in words.
In the feelings they bring.
Of that life-changing comfort that causes one to sing.
Such a perfect thing.
A kindred spirit is hard to find,
That is why I’m here to remind,
And make sure that you’ll be kind,
To my love affair,
That I’ll swear without fanfare,