To know me and understand my true self
One must, without fear, look beyond shadows.
Within the deep, you may see a hidden
Part of me, peering out from the crevice,
Suppressed so only a few truly see
The pain I feel and my own inner fear.
Though not able to describe why the fear.
Why must I defend and protect the self.
There’s nothing shameful for others to see.
Yet I always live among the shadows,
Shoving each truth into the dark crevice,
Working hard for all to remain hidden.
It is much safer to keep things hidden.
The mask prevents one from facing the fear,
Hidden in the treasure of the crevice.
This armored shield protects this inner self.
Time has shown that most don’t look in shadows,
Because one never knows what one will see.
Some facets of life are for me to see
To avoid conclusions of what’s hidden.
It is easier to live in shadows,
Because there’s no reason to feel the fear
Of others judging this inner true self.
Few can reach the deep depths of this crevice.
Only chosen journey to the crevice
Because I make sure they are fit to see
The daunting reflection of their own self,
Unbeknownst to them is also hidden.
I know it’s not only I who’s with fear
Others also peer out from their shadows
For me, sanctuary is in shadows
Of the deep recesses of the crevice.
As long as I am here I have no fear.
I always have my guard. No one shall see.
Only full knowledge reveals what’s hidden.
It is just me who can withstand the self.
One must have full knowledge to understand
Else wise the truth will not be known
And with error conclusions will be drawn.