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Always Acting

Barry University student studying social work, with a love for poetry and literature.

Mind racing, ground shaking

your world falling apart

Music blasting, always acting

Pretending you’re a work of art


Making others proud

Never doing what makes you happy

Trying not to cry

Because they say your being sappy


Doing things to please others

Never being yourself

Wearing your heart on your sleeve

But wanting to put it away on a shelf


Hiding away even though you are in plain sight

Wishing you could throw it all away

And not be afraid to take flight

Never giving in, you always stay


Hoping that for just once

They would see things your way

© 2021 Lauren M Sandefur

Comments

Lauren M Sandefur (author) from Hollywood on July 23, 2021:

@Emee Chan, Thank you so much!

Emee chan on July 23, 2021:

This is so true, we're always so concerned about what other people think or say about us that we often neglect our own wants and needs. I like it, keep up the good work!

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