Thursday, August 10, 2017

window shades

to the world I am
just an ordinary girl
who works everyday
paying her bills and
follows all the rules
but when I get home
I pull down my
opaque window shades
I remove my mask
revealing my true face
I released pinned up hair
shed my suit of armor
as the clothes slide off
my hidden roses spring
out into full bloom
I become the person
I was meant to be
one who needs not
explain or apologize
to anyone for being me

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  1. Wow! What an incredible poem. The real you popping out and showing your roses. Freedom is a glorious thing.

  2. I agree with Toni! Let your roses roam free!

  3. It is good to have a place where one can be oneself. I liked the description: "my hidden roses spring
    out into full bloom"

  4. I hope you take that "real you" outside sometimes. I think the world would benefit if we all did that more.

  5. Good for you to have that place to be the real you ~

  6. My hidden roses spring out into full bloom.... gorgeous line. Very liberating and empowering.