Identity

October 24, 2010
By TheRaven BRONZE, Miami, Florida
TheRaven BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you, fails, and then asks you not to kill him." - Winston Churchill


And I’m quite content without
Your approval,
Disproving my removal
From society.
I find myself often glancing
At cracked mirror
Reflections, imperfections,
Minor misconceptions,
And forgetting to live.
I love, I laugh, I forgive.
But then shadows steal the
Legitimate smile,
The vile bile piles up
And I erupt.
Before, it was unclear to me,
You were a mere subliminal fatality,
And running blood dripping
Through the night
Made me blend in with the
Dark cloud crowd alright.
So I withdrew,
I knew you’d follow me too, but I was running
Blind, simply terrified of
What I might find
If I opened my eyes,
Would you still be there?
Without my disguise
Would you still have nightmares?
I masked it. I killed it, and buried it,
So that I wouldn’t have to carry it.
A burden that was attached to my heart,
So I had to be smart about its destruction.
Because without delicacy
It could suffer reduction,
But I need my personality,
Or I’d die, quite quietly.
Do you even see me anymore?
Or has this gray brick façade
Started a silent war?
Alien to myself, I will
Place my identity upon a shelf, next to
Your heart.
And without your approval
All my cares and worries will depart.


The author's comments:
This is about societies need to disguise one's personality in order to fit in, and how it will be better off to be you, and not care about what anyone thinks about it.

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