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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

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