Why do you hold back
and only show us part of you,
When what we really want to see
is the full view not just the profile of you?
Why do you just give us a glimpse
of the side of your face,
As if you have something to hide
or don't want us to see the look in your heart that resides?
Why do you hide your eyes from view
afraid to tell the story in you,
Do you think you can keep this undercover
believing we won’t ever be able to discover?
Why do you hide your pain away
when your energy reads it very plain,
Your audience wants to know the truth
why you keep this shadow so close to home in you?
Why do you keep this part of you a secret
when all the rest of you has been written and shared to view,
What will it take for you to feel safe
and be vulnerable with all of us with what is at stake?
Why won’t you let us love you for you
as you teach us to think about ourselves too,
What will it take for you to see
that we really do love every part of thee?
© Misty W Gilbert
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