The Mask is My Face
There is no mask, It's still my face,
The good, the bad, and in between.
My good is great, you know this Dear.
You've been living that bliss for years.
As I've pushed down the rest of me,
Being who you've needed me to be.
But I've hit a wall... I cannot go on.
Pretending perfection- motivation gone.
I was so young when we started out.
I knew nothing of what love is about.
I'm sorry for hiding myself from you,
Doing what (I thought) I was supposed to do.
Now at last I understand,
I cannot escape my darker side.
And this is hard for me to say,
I don't want you to compromise;
If you can't embrace the me I hide,
You don't deserve my brighter side.
* partially inspired by the Marilyn Monroe quote:
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe