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Please let me out

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Have been knocking way too long, you don't seem to even notice, if you do its just momentarily... And its back to business as usual...
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Hey mask, I think its time you really came off. Last night we saw a shooting star and did nothing. You are making me you, and am afraid am regretting the choice to have had you in the first place.
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That stranger just said 'hey ' and we didn't say nothing! Dear mask, I just have to lose you right away.
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You've served me well but my heart's getting dark just like the scabs on my wounds.
You've literally been my best friend, my ride or die... My run-to person.. Been the shield to shield of emotions when I wasn't ready, when I was really scared....
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And am just asking that I take you off, am pretty sure I might need you again so I won't shelf you so far away.
Its just that lately I feel like the old -real me is really ready to come out of hiding.
I miss making those wishes with my eyes closed and then open them and see if the star is still in sight.
. I just miss smiling at strangers, old habits, but I just miss that.
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Dear costume, dear mask.... Please let me out.
Even if this is just a phase ( I sincerely hope it's not) just let me out...
Let me feel again.
Let me feel that breeze that gives me chills late at night.
Let me smell the grass again....
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Let me get new wounds.....
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Just let this butterfly fly... Just fly....
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I hope I won't have to comeback. This time ...

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