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The Great Pretender

About people hiding behind their masks - a great pretender, a person who pretends to be someone they are not, hinders themselves of true happiness.

About people hiding behind their masks – a great pretender, a person who pretends to be someone they are not, hinders themselves of true happiness. Surprisingly, some people who shy away from revealing themselves to others tend to be a diamond in the rough. Break the boundaries and show your true color. Chances are that there are genuine people who will love you for who you really are.

 

The Great Pretender

 

I once heard that you can only live in denial for so long

Pretending you are something that you are not, gets old

You start forgetting the lies you have told

And then begin to tell more lies to cover your tracks

When you aspire to grow up into a decent human being

No one ever says that they want to be the great pretender

They want to live a modest, humble, average life

When lies and deceit overtake you

That desired life seems to go by the wayside

Always something bigger and better and outstanding

It is all only a shiny facade

And all that glitters will surely rust and fade away

Tell the truth and be who you really are

Enable others to really know the real you

Avoid being the great pretender

It doesn’t benefit you

Plus, I have seen the glimmer of your genuine self

And I know I already like what I see

 

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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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Rhon Miguel Dela Cruz
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Rhon Miguel Dela Cruz

Just be who you are, and don’t brag about something that you don’t have or don’t say something that aren’t you

Cathexyanne Madarang
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Cathexyanne Madarang

for me, my insight about this you have to take the mask off , just be true to yourself, you don’t have to be a great pretender just to hide the pain, the key here is to be who you are, don’t be someone you are not

Roselle Alexandra Ocquiana
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Roselle Alexandra Ocquiana

Doing something under the mask is like being in a prison for a long time and it is really hard. If you want yourself to be set free be who you really are.

Canoza Jeraldine
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Canoza Jeraldine

It is all about loving who you really are, on how your potentials and positive outlook overpower the insecurities and negativity. Letting yourself being the best version of yourself is the most desired happiness you could ever have.

Jeanne Natividad
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You’ll never know the true meaning of ” genuine happiness” if you’re living in a world full of lies. So, just be who you are & stop pretending to be someone else. Remember, it’s okay to be different as long as you’re true to yourself.

Princess Mae Inopia
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Princess Mae Inopia

Do not be afraid to show who you really are. It doesn’t really matter what other people would think of you-as long as your being true to yourself and you’re not causing harm to other people. Their opinions never really matter, what matters is that your happy and you can do anything you’d love to without hurting other people. But always know your limitation. People would want to love the real you not for someone you think they would.

Patricia Mataac
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Patricia Mataac

Sometimes hiding yourself or hiding who you are is really hard. Because we are afraid of judgment from people who don’t understand us. But in this world there’s always a judgement just don’t mind the people who are dragging you down. Just be yourself.

Eugene Carvajal
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Facebook became our escape from reality, making our new identity with personalities that we want to see in ourselves.

Janeth Mantos
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Janeth Mantos

The key to find the true essence of happiness is acceptance and contentment! You are born to be YOU not to be like others! If you think that pretending or hiding the true color of yours just to be accepted by others, I think that you’re wrong about it. In other to be love by others, the first thing you need to do is loving yourself first. Happiness is waving at you, so stop pretending!.

Anne Bernadette Guiron
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Anne Bernadette Guiron

just be yourself and everything will follow 🙂

Jeter Santiago
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let us be who we are and that action will help us to be mature and live freely in our heart and our mind.

Francisco Nicanor Nitro
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Francisco Nicanor Nitro

Just be the best version of yourself😊

Allison Danielle Smith
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Allison Danielle Smith

In my opinion, you can take all the time you need to be comfortable of yourself. There’s no rushing this process. What matters is that you are able to show your true self in YOUR time and not others. Be yourself and surely your colors will flourish in no time.

Christian James Mangoma
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wow! its amazing poem. Acceptance is the key to be free.

Raven Tricia Nicolas
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Raven Tricia Nicolas

❣️💟

Nehemias Alcanar
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Nehemias Alcanar

Just be who really you are!

Ana Milen Dumaguing
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Ana Milen Dumaguing

Be yourself and you’ll be calm and happy.

Dominador Jr. Costillas
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Dominador Jr. Costillas

Always be the best version of yourself

Eurica Mae Alevio
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Eurica Mae Alevio

always be yourself

Kenneth Ivan Delacruz
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Kenneth Ivan Delacruz

💕💕💕💕💕

Angela Luz Calayo
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Angela Luz Calayo

Everyone wears their own mask to hide things. Most people wear their mask because they are afraid of judgment. Just show your true colors and do not be afraid, no one will accept you if you can’t accept yourself. Everything starts in ourselves☺️

Meryll Balagot
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Be yourself, don’t mind what others want you to be

Danilo Ramirez
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Danilo Ramirez

Don’t be afraid to show who you really are. Just be yourself and start doing great things.

Aprille Gail Mari Domingo
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Aprille Gail Mari Domingo

It is just accepting who really you are. It is not covering up yourself from another personality that is not who you are. Be true to ourselves.

Nino Anton Ortiz
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Nino Anton Ortiz

Never hide yourself and let everyone see you. Be courageous enough and not to use any mask, let them discover your inner self.

april chemish abaca
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april chemish abaca

We should show our true self. Don’t be that a great pretender.

Marc Irvin Camba
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Marc Irvin Camba

Love yourself

Harvey Moros
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Be true to yourself and others will be true to you. And you just need someone to be comfortable with to stop pretending in this world full of lies and deceit.

John edward Fajarda
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Pretending is exhausting. But there will always come a time that we will pretend, maybe it is to attract attention, or the opposite. But either way, staying true to yourself and to everyone else is what makes you, you. We are all unique in our own ways, and that’s what makes us special.

Gio Macalino
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“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
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Accept and love you flaws so that, in return, others will do the same thing for you.

Jen Mark Gucob
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I love it

Aeomarie De Guzman
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Aeomarie De Guzman

Stop pretending. Every makes mistake

Alyanna Tiaga
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Alyanna Tiaga

The problem with our generation is some tend to fit in the standards the society constructed. Life is all about us, we have to be true to ourselves in order to live life to the fullest. Judgement of people has no bearing in our own life. ✨

Sharina Lyn Naynes
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Sharina Lyn Naynes

Just be true to yourself. Dont mind what other says to you

Kean Nehemiah Pascua
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Just be yourself 😉
It’s better to live doing you.

Amir Duller
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Amir Duller

Just be yourself

Julia Pauline Nieva
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Julia Pauline Nieva

Having a mask is scary… Because day by day, you keep hiding yourself in the dark, pretending who you are not… But once you’ve taken it off, you’ll realize who pretty your scars are… Live up… Stand up! And be free…

Andrea Jamille
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Andrea Jamille

Love yourself and be yourself always

Donita Amor Porsuelo
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Pretending and lying to yourself will only breed unhappiness. Stop pretending and be yourself.

Andrea Jamille
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Andrea Jamille

Love yourself and be true to yourself always

Clariz Santos
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Clariz Santos

Be yourself and accept whatever and whoever you are. The real beauty within you cannot be seen by others if you always choose to tell lies.

John Russell Rodriguez Rodriguez
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John Russell Rodriguez Rodriguez

So sad

Decerie Dawn Guardiano
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Decerie Dawn Guardiano

It so me. I’m a Great Pretender😂

Mark Joseph Ramos
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Mark Joseph Ramos

Pretending is depending on the environment that we’re surrounded. If we doesn’t cope with it. We better let go.

Klein Kenneth Bartolome
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Klein Kenneth Bartolome

Dont be afraid to show who you are!

Tonnie Gallos
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Tonnie Gallos

If you have a problem just ask a friend who can comfort you

Cyrel Julian Pili
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Cyrel Julian Pili

Be yourself always

Rosalyn Rojas
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Rosalyn Rojas

Its good to show yourself but sometimes it doesn’t reach mine and theirs expectation. So its better to just to pretend.

Aubrey Joyce Ferrer
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Aubrey Joyce Ferrer

Why do you need to hide if you have a chance to show who you are. You are special in everyway.

Leo Mhar Pabello
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Leo Mhar Pabello

It’s good to be true. So take off your mask and be yourself.