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Can You See Me?

poetry, poetry society, real me, makeup, mask, anxiety, photo poetry

Put on my makeup,

put on my mask…

build a big wall

no one can get past.

 

Then dig out a moat

to protect my throat

from spewing out the wrong words

and analyzing for hours afterward…

Can you see the real me?

 

Fearful Thoughts

Sometimes, I find myself wondering why I do the things I do. Why do I put on makeup? Why do I stay silent when I have things to say? Ultimately, the answer is fear. I am constantly afraid that my real, true self won’t be accepted. I am constantly wondering whether what I have to say is necessary and whether or not those around me care to hear it. Do these feelings sound familiar?

Fighting Our Fears

It can be really hard to overcome such fears, especially when they’re embedded in us via past experiences and social ideals. If you want to fight them, you’re going to have to look deep inside of yourself for acceptance. Until you accept yourself, along with every little thing you have to say or blemish you may have, fear will linger. 

How do you perpetuate self-acceptance in your life?

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