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It’s hard to keep up a persona.

To grin

And bear it

When showered with gifts,


And then scolded.

Reminded how everyone loves you one minute,

How everyone wants you for one minute,

How everyone wishes to trade everything with you,

For you,

To experience something in their shoes.

The next minute, it changes,

Reminding you of your failures via one mistake.

When you don’t understand the world you live in fully,

Whilst your peers either clap their hands in greeting,

Or snap their teeth at your ankles once your back is


Poison your fill,

Water droplets soaking your success –

Something to tarnish,

Perhaps how far you have come.

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