Behind The Compliments

Poem By Joan Fontanilla Balmania

You said I am a leader but why can't I direct myself?
You said people are drawn to me but why can't I feel them?
You said I am good looking but why am I afraid of mirrors?
You said I am attractive but why am I scaring people away?
You said I am impressive but why am I nameless?
You said I am loving and happy but why do I feel worthless?
You said I am creative but why do I feel useless?

You said I stand out but why do I feel invisible?
You said I am unique but why am I insignificant?
You said I have the confidence but why am I always afraid?
You said I am wonderful but why do I feel so rotten?
You said I am honest but why do I always pretend?
You said I am incomparable but why am I unimpressive?
You said I am refreshing but why am I always depressive?

You said It's hard to see someone for who they are on the inside
Because the world is totally different from the outside
And I say I know that we live in a world of make-believe
Because us people, like Eve, we deceive

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