When I was younger, I was always real shy.
Strangers didn't see my happiness; they didn't see me cry.
Around my friends I had a ball,
but out in public I hit a wall.
I acted how everyone was supposed to be,
but inside I knew that wasn't the real me.
While I made friends, they didn't seem to stick.
Then I realized I was missing the trick.
I had to act like myself,
not like the ideal person on the shelf.
My new curtain is sheer, not completely see through,
But I show when I'm happy, I show when I'm blue.
While I'm still a little shy, I try to be more outgoing,
And slowly I feel my personality showing.
By being this way I made friends just like me.
I'm thankful I found friends with the same personality.
This goes to show: "be true to yourself."
You'll live in the real world, not on a bookshelf.