Break Your Mask

Janine A. RĂ­os Morales
Grade: 11

Putting on a mask
Like a clown, you hide your true face
Fixing yourself to fit in,
yet it’s your soul that cracks.

Being different is ugly.
You can only be like the rest,
judged for who you are
or for what you want to be.

Society says: “Bigger is better”
“Thinner is better”
“Natural is beautiful”
“Cover up those imperfections”

Broken soul
Never fixed
Never enough
Never beautiful

There’s imperfection in perfection
Beauty in the different.
Break that mask you hide behind.
Show your true face.