The real me

You say I have a happy temperament,

I've never been in a tough predicament,

Never seen pain so I'm always blithely,

Never been hurt, so I'm always lively.

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You see sunshine in my eyes,

Say you can visualize,

Richness in the words I speak,

Brightness in my laughter so bleak.

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But your eyes cannot look below,

This facade I've put up for show,

You see no scars, for they are well hidden,

No sorrow, for it is unspoken.

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Look at this mask I've fabricated,

But not the past that I've abdicated,

Look no further past my skin,

At the unrestful turbulence I contain within.

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As long as you believe this illusion,

Swept in the waves of an erratic delusion,

I shall rest for you cannot see,

Who I am, the real me

The End

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