The Great Pretender

Published by Kelli J Gavin on

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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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Jeanne Natividad

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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Eugene Carvajal

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!.