So, who are you, underneath it all? A smile, sometimes, is only a mask, a curtain of your inner world, your true feelings. What would you do, if you could let go and be yourself? Who would you see, if you stood before a mirror and opened your soul? You have lost so much to pretense to please— your soul remains displeased, day by day. The freedom in simply being, is inexplicable. Do not be afraid to be who you are— you do not have to hide, you do not need a mask. The world will perceive you differently; some will accept you, others will reject you. It would save you heartaches to remember: the world owes you nothing. So, live your life, be yourself. You exist because you should. Before you expire, strive to experience life as yourself. Hold nothing back, least of all, yourself. ©benielangat, 2021.