Pretender


hold steady now

let the hush expose your breathing

labored from the effort to maintain how you appear

hold steady now

let the still expose your tremble

tired after running from reflections of your mirror

yea, all you’ve known is fight of flight

but both seem empty in the light

and this quiet beckons towards surrender

you whose name is no longer pretender

///

hearts on the run are masters at disguising

this pace you’ve kept- it’s your subtle way of hiding

but through this heavy veil of words you speak

your eyes tell of the approval that you seek

you’ve been covering this truth for way too many years

and when you don’t know who you are it’s hard to be sincere

so let grace cut through your veneer

courage will be found in the naming of your fear

////

Your name is not pretender

Masquerades make phony defenders

So drop your guard, silence lies

Let yourself be known tonight

Your name is not pretender

///

hearts on the run are masters at protection

endless pretty masks made to avoid rejection

but through cracks in the walls of your defense

your eyes speak to the pain of feeling missed

you’ve been covering this truth for way too many years

and when you don’t know who you are it’s hard to be sincere

so let grace cut through your veneer

courage will be found in the naming of your fear

///

Your name is not pretender

Masquerades make phony defenders

So drop your guard, silence lies

Let yourself be known tonight

Your name is not pretender

Your name is not pretender

Masquerades make phony defenders

So drop your guard, silence lies

Let yourself be known tonight

Your name is not pretender

///

hold steady now

let the hush expose your breathing

labored from the effort to maintain how you appear

hold steady now

let the still expose your tremble

tired after running from reflections of your mirror

yea, all you’ve known is fight of flight

but both seem empty in the light

this quiet beckons towards surrender

you whose name is no longer pretender

Truth is Grace
http://truthisgrace.wordpress.com/category/stanza/

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