God (Inspired by)

You see through this impenetrable smile

and know this is a lie that I hide behind.

The real me is somewhere inside

just begging to come out

but the voices in my head

have convinced me otherwise.

I am so ashamed that I choose

to surrender to my insecurities

rather than believing your voice

saying I’m something special.

I want to do more than simply

take up space but instead

I spend my time trying to escape

from this life I’ve been given.

But I haven’t forgotten how

You know me through-and-through

and decided to love me

exactly as I am, flawed and all.

And even when I cannot bear myself

You accept me with all my imperfections.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “I Am Understood” by Relient K

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