“The Mask”

This image of me, the me you see
a woman of strength
of character and maturity
This woman, this image
it is not of me.
It is a mask
created in your mind
of what you think,
you hope,
you tolerate me to be.
The real me you do not see
the real me cringes
in the face of responsibilities
the real me is afraid of reality
the real me is a coward,
a pacifist at heart
No, I am not the
Mighty Red Warrior
your heart has painted me to be
I am not the sainted soldier
I am merely what Creator
made me to be…
I am ME.

BSM
2014

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