You’ve been fighting to be perceived as “normal”,
making yourself seem oh-so cool,
creating a reputation for yourself,
partying with the popular kids,
showing up to school with more hickies on your neck than I wanted to count,
inflating your own ego 24/7
But I’ve seen the other parts of you.
the internal scars,
the sides of you that you didn’t expect me to ever meet.
the want to help people,
the caring and understanding.
I almost feel like I’ve learnt more about you in less than a year than I have about other people the entire time I’ve been at high school.
And you know what?
The side of you that others see,
the facade you create
that’s not important.
The real you is so much more incredible.
Drop the mask.