Girl Behind the Mask(s)

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 20:57 -- DSarta

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They say a person has three personalities:
one when you are with your friends,
 one when you are with your family,
and one when you are alone,
that you never show anyone.

 

Each personality is worn
like a mask
each one is different from the others
but they all share one thing in common,
the person behind them.

 

I am a happy
caring
sarcastic
smart person
with my friends

 

I am a quiet,
secluded
tempermental
yet obedient daughter
to my parents.

 

Yet, when I am alone
everything comes crashing down
around me

the walls that I have built up so high
to keep others out.

 

I am alone
lonely
scared
anxious
depressed
just plain neurotic.

 

Being alone or,
being lonely,
scares me
because even I
don't like who I am.

 

I hide to make them think
that I deserve their attention,
love
support
but I don't think I do.

 

When I'm alone.

 

My masks protect me,
and the others
around me
from discovering the true me,
the girl behind the mask.

 

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