• potatoo 5w

    Just be real my friend.
    Be who you are,
    and where you are at.
    That's enough,
    and it's the only way
    forward.

    Most of us have put on enough masks
    in our life time,
    to have completely forgotten
    our original face.

    We've become far too clad
    with the heavy coats of expectation,
    suffocating under the weight
    of the ways we think we ought to be.

    You can drop that garb.

    There's always mystery
    at the naked core of who you are,
    and that's just fine.

    We've gotten so used
    to that awkward play
    of needing to be a somebody,
    as if that somebody
    were other than
    who we already are.

    We've forgotten how to let go
    with all the spontaneity
    of a flowers growth;
    forgotten the beauty
    of our own personal bloom.
    That we are a fluid sweep
    of light and dark.

    You don't have to be any which way,
    other than the way you are.
    That sort of self acceptance
    is the innate flourish,
    is the way back into life.

    Don't fool yourself
    into believing
    there is a better disguise.
    Strip down to the bare beauty
    of your authentic state
    in this moment,
    and move from there.

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    It's better to be the only cherry,
    And shine like one, red and free
    rather to act like an apple
    and fit with others on a tree!
    ©juanmendez