The Mask I Couldn't Keep


Before the mask

an urged facade

we were shamelessly us

but they found it odd


An idiosyncrasy 

among their "perfection"

trying to fit in 

there was a disconnection


Between the real us 

and our doppelganger

we invented to seem

like less of a stranger


But recently i found myself

and inquired why I changed

I happily put an end

to an exhausting masquerade


The girl I truly am

is a kind heart on a sleeve

with a resilient outer shell

brimming over with dreams


A goal to be fulfilled 

an honestly hopeful black sheep

a head full of thoughts

who shed the mask she couldn't keep

This poem is about: 
Our world



This is written for the scholarship that asked for a poem about the most honest version of myself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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