Familiar Facade

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Astounding, how we can all wear the same mask and not realize it. The fake smile, the convincing laugh, the mastered skill of appearing happy. The act people keep up when they wish to keep their inner battles a secret from the world.

So many hide behind the facade, we pass them on the street every day. The girl struggling to put on a play and act happy. The boy playing it cool when he is torn apart inside. The mask that we have mastered ourselves, but fail to recognize on other people.

We all just keep hiding, hiding behind the lies. The fear that if we reveal ourselves we will be shot down, shunned, our true selves whom will not be accepted. That fear is what keeps us, keeps us locked up behind bars, behind the safe and familiar facade.

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