Eyeliner, masacara, eyeshadow,
All to take me away from me.
Which filter to choose?
How to cover up myself?
Maybe people will like me now.
20 likes, but I need more,
Will this make me good enough?
40 likes, I am still unhappy.
All I am doing is taking away my humanity.
Washing away the facade,
Seeing my true face,
Meeting the real me.
This act I put on,
They do not make my personality shine through,
They continue to mask me away until I am nothing but a shell.
Rewind it all.
I am more than this.
I don't need to know what he thinks or what she thinks,
My face is but a fraction of who I am.
Replace the eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow
with love, compassion, and kindness.
Replace the concealer, foundation, and filters
with humor, loyalty, and honesty.
This is me.
I am no longer going to hide behind a face that is barely mine.
I am strong.
I am loved.
I am happy.
I am me.