Come out of your hiding and be…
Fear of rejection
(“No one will love me if they know who I am”)
(Whatever it took, I had no choice)
I started a war for a lie
I screamed, kicked, and cried
(All to cover the shame of being me)
I didn’t intend to steal
I never intended to kill
But all that was free and authentic and easy and real
Is now gone
Reflecting back on my own challenges, I can now see that the biggest mistake I made was thinking my humanity was worse than anyone else’s humanity; that the penalty for telling the truth would be worse than the penalty for hiding. I was wrong on both counts.
Today, secret-less is my motto…and its own reward.