Disguise

People think I'm shallow

'Cause I don't hide it all inside.

They think I'm annoying

'Cause I chatter all the time.

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People think I'm soft

When I allow myself to cry.

They think I'm obnoxious

When I'm fearful for their lives.

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People think I'm simple

For I refuse to tell a lie.

They think I'm too naïve

For I always see the light.

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People don't see that I

Care too much to try to hide.

They don't see my secrets

I have hidden deep inside.

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People don't see that I

Am strong enough to live – and die.

They don't see my worries

Masked in innocent disguise.

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People don't see that I

See much more than meets the eye.

They don't see my darkness

Pushing in my dreams at night.

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I am deeper than they

'Cause I choose not to try to hide.

I am stronger than they

When I choose to let my anger die.

I am smarter than they

For I can see the darkness

And yet choose to focus on the light.