August 20, 2020

authentic

you are wearing a mask
trying to fit in

because of whom you think you should be
at any given moment
to please others
to be liked
to fit in

you hold up the facade as long as you can
but inside of you
a battle rages pulling and tugging you
you are fighting what is not you

afraid to show your true self to the world
afraid to express how you really feel

it takes strength
courage
self-awareness
acceptance
and willingness to open up
all corners of yourself to yourself
just as you are
to rediscover your true self

-alie

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