Being Shoved Back Undercover


I’m happy with who I am,

but you’re not.

You constantly try to change me,

but I don’t like who you are either.

I am proud of myself,

but you can’t stand who I’ve become.

Maybe it’s just a phase,

Maybe it’s gonna be this way for a while.


I feel like I just came out of the closet,

and you’re shoving me back in.

It’s not right,

I am perfectly fine in my own skin.

Stop pushing me to be like you.

Can’t you see it’s hurting me?

What am I supposed to do?

I won’t pretend to be someone else

to make you smile for a second.


I’ll be miserable and you won’t like that either.

I scream and cry,

you just sigh.

I say I’m not happy and you say

“just be yourself,”

but I can’t!


As soon as I do,

it’s right back into the dark room.

I know what you’re expecting me to do,

but I will never change for you.


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