The Great Pretender

Personal (Hope)

I’m so tired of pretending,

living the life of a girl

that was never me.

But it’s hard shedding that skin

because it’s wound tightly

and it won’t let me breathe.

I don’t recognize the face

I see in the mirror anymore;

it’s an ugly reflection.

Get behind the glass please.

Stop telling me that is

all I will ever be.

Step back so I can see

the real me in all her glory

and timeless beauty.

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