Take the Mask Off

Beneath the scars and tears,
Lay the story from all these years,

The yelling and voices downstairs,
The feeling that nobody cares.

Society always got into my head.
Made me wish that I was dead.

They tell you to be yourself,
But judge you like a book on a shelf.

I learned that to not wear the mask
Is a hard and challenging task:

To have an outer shell,
Pretending that you're just swell,

To fake the feelings inside,
To change to a not-you side.

When you finally take the mask off,
And say you've had enough,

You'll find the most genuine friend:
A friend that is no longer pretend.

To be yourself is a brave thing to do,
But who is better than you?

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