lockup — Annette Rochelle Aben

When she’s scared to admit The truth of her beauty She won’t let others see Beyond surface It’s easier to hide Behind a smiling mask Of layers from her past Safer that way No one expects too much Then she’s not rejected Innocence protected Fear’s prisoner ©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

lockup — Annette Rochelle Aben

When she’s scared to admit

The truth of her beauty

She won’t let others see

Beyond surface

It’s easier to hide

Behind a smiling mask

Of layers from her past

Safer that way

No one expects too much

Then she’s not rejected

Innocence protected

Fear’s prisoner

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

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