Who am I without the "mask" I wear,
in a world that just sees me as another statistic?
Who am I without all the filters?
Who I am is defined neither my physical appearence, nor my intelligence,
but my inner determination to become something more.
Growing up in a home full of hate, abuse, and solitude,
I was molded to belive that I was nothing more than a wasted life.
By changing myself to match what the world has labled as "perfect",
I was slowly destroying the true person in whom I was.
I tried so hard to change and become someone else,
Overcoming my pointless obession with wanting to be accepted took years of pulling back layers of my "mask".
Without the mask I put on for society, I am a strong, original creature of the world.
I am a person with a heart that loves without hesitation,
even if it breaks every time.
A person with a mind that so deeply craves knowlege,
even if the truth destroys what I once came to know.
A person with a inner fire in my spirit that can never be defeated,
no matter who tries to beat me down.
Without my mask, the person that I am can compare to no other,
I am a person who will overcome the norms of society and become more of myself,
because who I am is someone who needs no filter,
to be accepted.