Sand Castle, Poetry by Kayla Barr

Genre: Female, Self, Life

Sand Castle
by Kayla Barr

I think of myself as strong,
I’ve fooled both myself and others.
Truth be told, I’m not.
Not in all aspects anyway.

I’m confident in the woman I have put forward.
Confident in the woman whose smiles and words of hope and encouragement
have become as much a part of her as the birthmark on her left hip.
Beneath the makeup lies a girl, locked away, and boarded up.
A girl who can be just as broken as those whom she reassures.

I smother her,
Weaken her.
Few know of this girl,
the girl who lies beneath the false façade.

Because it’s not right to crumble
in front of those already crumbling.

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