When the word costume comes to mind it makes me think of a disguise, like someone dressing up and blending in so they aren’t noticed. I wrote this poem based of-of that idea.
By: L. Shreve
I am standing here unnoticed today
Becuase I am engulfed in a costume.
My costume is who
all my friends know me to be
My costume is what
I cant go without.
My costume is a burden
I choose to carry,
because I don’t give myself a choice.
You would think that
I could just take it off
and show my true identity.
But if I were to try I surely would be rejected.
Deserted by friends and even family,
The very moment I turn away
From what the world wishes me to be
Is the moment I turn towards me.
And so I wear this costume,
This burden I have laid on my own shoulders,
The burden that the world anchors me too.
I wish that just once I could take off my costume
Like so many little people have,
and show the world who I am truly meant to be.