I no longer wish to ware this mask,

In the light and freedom I wish to bask.

I wish to break my newly found mold.

My true self I wish to behold.

I wish to end this happy lie,

Yet I am far too afraid to cry.

I know I am trying in vain,

To escape this indescribable pain.

I don't wish to sit idly on the shelf,

I want to rise and face my true self,

I wish to see things through my old eyes,

The ones not afraid to look to the skies.

I know I have a monumental task,

To finally shed my mask.