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This Mask

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Upon the many hours, upon the many years...
I've longed to break away from this and face my deepest fears...
I've wanted to just be who I am, and be accepted without having to ask...
But I'm too scared of being rejected, so I hide behind this mask...

This mask of lies, hate, depression.
This mask of fake smiles, and fake expressions.
This mask that I've wanted to take off for so long...
This mask.... I just want to be free, is that so wrong?

I reach out for you with a silent cry...
but you can't see the tears for that of which I hide...
behind these closed up walls, beyond this shield...
is a heart that cares so much, and is waiting to heal...

Come and help me, be my friend, show me the truth...
take my hand and stand by me, and I'll do the same for you...
But pray I won't push you back, that I won't hesitate...
But to be honest, I just don't want to hide... behind this mask today.





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