Trying to hide this pain inside

It’s eating me alive

Trying to express how I feel inside

But my words won’t leave my mouth

Trying to contemplate my mind

I tell myself all these lies

Trying to make it seem like my life is fine

I live my life in a disguise

Scared of fidelity

Hiding from reality

Wishing that life would just let me breathe

So the real me can be seen

My personality is outstanding

My attitude is demanding

My strength is substantial

My heart is a tattoo

Let’s speak some truth

This mask may be a disguise

But what’s inside of me will never be a lie

I am encouraged to wear this mask by the ones

Who can’t see past my face?

Because your disgust is my grace

So should I hope that one day my mask is replaced?