A Shattered Mask (You Forced Me To Wear)

A Shattered Mask (You Forced Me To Wear)

A Poem by jumbie's #1 fan
"

I shouldnt have had to change myself for you to accept me.

"
Once again
Im here on the edge
The edge of a knife
Where i cut ties
Ties from the control
Telling me who i should be
What i should wear
How to do my makeup and my hair

But thats not me you see
And never will be
I am strong
And you are wrong
My darkness is beautiful
My pain is real
My heart was full of love
But you twisted it
You molded me
Into someone who wasnt me
Someone i couldnt recognize
Because you couldnt realize

That someone like me
Could love someone like you
Exactly the way i was
So you said if i loved you
Being me was something i could not do.

All i wanted was for you to know me
For you to care
But you were selfish
And couldnt bear
The way i was
The way i looked
You saw me as ugly
But i know i am beautiful
I know i am strong
And the things you said to me
Were completely and utterly wrong

You had my heart
And you tore it in two
So the only thing left
Was for me to leave you

You didnt want me for me
You couldnt just let me be
We could have had everything
And that is a damn tragedy

© 2016 jumbie's #1 fan


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You have no idea how hard this has hit home for me, so thank you. Because these words? They're real and raw and epic. Just, wow. I love your style.

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