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within, the beginning was clearly displayed
without, they spoke myself for subject to be
remade in their image per sovereign decree
and I donned their word so everyone would see

underneath, what I truly feared portrayed
was this breached insecurity I tried to hide
I knew the truth because it spoke inside
but these outward others would only deride

I then became their masque and their role I played
to hide myself from myself and pretend
into the incrowd, therefore I would blend
for heaven forbid I these offenders, offend

so I brought them only what brought accolade
and tho seen through their scene for the fool in view,
I hardened any inward truth I knew
for I feared more the hardness that comes from you
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written by Scott Schoffstall
© May 25, 2013
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