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BEHIND THIS MASK

A worthwhile read for this time of the year.

Dance with the devil

BEHIND THIS MASK

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Lies so much brokenness, pain and damage hidden from all, she’s tried to reach out but, no one has payed attention at all…

BEHIND THOSE EARS

So many words which echo and wounded her soul, you are not good enough,

not pretty enough,

not smart enough,

Why are you even here? Your a failure to all…

No one wants you, you can disapper no one will miss you at all.

BEHIND THIS BODY

So many scars from hands placed upon it she’s been violated, beaten and more.

BEHIND THOSE EYES

Which have cried more than most, they have seen so much hatred from those she trusted most… feeling as if they were right.

Why don’t they really see her? She’s been hurting so deep.

She’s been wanting

to go while she sleeps,

never to wake up and put an end to all the emptiness, anguish, judgements from…

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