The Masking

I find myself lost, alone

Stranded in this world, I can't condone

Forced into being, someone I'm not

I can't do this yet, I haven't forgot

Though it seems like I must place, out of mind

And put on a mask, oh such a task

I didn't want to live this way

Hidden from the world, myself I've betrayed

I've took pride in not joining the masquerade

But now it seems if I am to function

I must hide myself, 'til I find my gumption

That's the only way I can be successful, in this new world

I must loose myself, the oyster without pearl

I hate it this way, I don't' know how much more I can stand it

I have to get out of living this way, the train with the bandit