Posed nude for the world to see,
Yet never truly completely exposed,
The truth of who I truly was wasn’t something I allowed others to see,
The nudity was a cover up so my truth wouldn’t be exposed,
I felt nobody would truly love me if I allowed others to see.
Anger appeared when others complimented my nude body,
I wanted others to love me for I am,
I didn’t want others to love me just for my body,
Yet I was afraid to let others see who I truly am,
Thus, I mistreated my body.
I allowed others to treat my body like it wasn’t a treasure,
I allowed them just so they wouldn’t see the truth,
I didn’t realize myself my body was a treasure,
All I realized was that I was sometimes afraid of the truth,
My own thoughts allowed others not to treat me like a treasure.
Then one day the truth was discovered,
The truth was in the hands of someone who could use the truth to hurt me,
It became a choice of whether to do what he says or let others also see what was discovered,
For a while I let him “control me,”
I let him control me while I worked on learning to be okay with the truth being discovered.
When I got the strength I stopped letting him control me and I let others see who I truly am,
It became easier to breathe,
I slowly became happier as I let others see who I truly am,
I’m thankful that I’m able to breathe,
Most of all, I’m now thankful that I no longer have to hide who I truly am.