Inside my suit
of professional poise and control
I hug my naked insecurity.
The real me huddles.. and wonders:
“Do they see?”
Just like trees in fall
Leaves change colour and drop on the floor.
When the time is right trees dare to bare!
Everyone has an untold story.
Demons behind closed doors,
Release and let go!
With faith and courage,
Bring forth the treasures…
People aren’t always
as they first seem!
I Stand Tall in diversity
but while I’m inside
I’m shivering from adversity
Inside of an extremely confident person,
Could be a broken down naked soul,
Yearning for help and support.
Appearances could be deceptive,
Need to be more receptive.
Tune in your senses to reach beyond,
the exterior mask into the inner core.
At times, that’s the best we could do,
For someone in need of help and support.
And finally, I decided not to hide
Tired of pretending, suffocating myself
a crumbling mess!
Revealed myself to the world
Living, breathing, emerging from the darkness
I’m no less!
Real living is in unhiding
not suffering in silence!
On the outside I look fine,
but really I am not.
The person that you see is not the real me ;
I am shrunk inside my own womb
And every day I win over
my inner fears like a cocoon.
Hiding behind a cladded cape
I hide my fears in a closet of chaos
Chirping behind a grill of noise
I pretend to be sane, but I am not.
Every character is built from fragility,
Every strength is built from humility.
And every mask is built from inferiority.
When the image you portray to the world
has sucked the soul out of you
it is time to rethink things
and find a way to nourish your soul
and live who you really are
Courage is facing the fear
that’s hidden deep inside your soul.
Never judge a person by their cover.
You never know what they suffer
Self-confinement at its finest.
Break free from the prison
you have created.
You were born to fly!
Insecurities are often camouflaged
by good appearance!
Pain demands to be felt,
don’t hide from it.
The outside does not reflect
what is inside.
I am exposing
my vulnerable self to you
because I trust you.
He is in his best attire,
To hide his insecurities,
And worst fears.