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The Real Me

When I look into the mirror, what do I see?
I see a person that isn't me,
The person I see looks content,happy and free
But inside the person is tied down with chains,
Her heart is heavy and she carries the weight,
Lonely days,they come and go, they pass by so slow,
I see people,happy people and I want to be them,
But inside, you'll never know,
My true feelings never show,
I know I'm not the only one who feels this way,
Depressing days, pain, anger, fear, no-one is ever here,
If I could erase the clouds from my sky,
And bring sunny days, but it's not that easy,
People look through me, I feel transparent,
When will I let the cover fade away?
My make up and clothes make me feel pretty,
But inside I know I'm not,
The mask that hides these tears will, one day, be pulled away,
What will I do when I see the real me?

Copyright © Nichola Courtney

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