I am a human being;
I am loud and happy
but, inside I’m sad and lonely.
I act like nothing bothers me
but, I’m hurting inside.
I am judged by the color of my skin,
the looks of my hair,
the way that I dress,
the size of my body.
I AM A HUMAN BEING!
I wear this cloak just to hide the real me,
to protect me from facing this judgmental world.
I wear this curtain for protection.
Pay no attention to the woman behind this curtain,
because, I am just a cocoon waiting to turn into a butterfly.