I love this post and am reposting it. The message powerfully speaks to me. Thank you for your acceptance and love for what you’ve seen behind the mask.
Please Hear What I’m Not Saying
This poem was sent to me by a friend and it struck such a chord with me that I knew I had to share it with you. ♥ Does it remind you of anyone?
Don’t be fooled by me.
Don’t be fooled by the face I wear
for I wear a mask, a thousand masks,
masks that I’m afraid to take off,
and none of them is me.
Pretending is an art that’s second nature with me,
but don’t be fooled,
for God’s sake don’t be fooled.
I give you the impression that I’m secure,
that all is sunny and unruffled with me, within as well as without,
that confidence is my name and coolness my game,
that the water’s calm and I’m in command
and that I need no one,
but don’t believe me.
My surface may seem smooth but my surface is…
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