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Mystic Rose


Saw this on line I liked it so I posted it on here:


I keep my paintbrush with me,

Wherever I may go,

In case I need to cover up,

So the real me doesn't show.


I'm so afraid to show me to you,

Afraid of what you'll do,

That you might laugh or say mean things,

I'm afraid I might lose you.

I'd like to remove all of my paint coats,

To show you the real, true me,

But I want you to try and understand,

I need you to accept what you see.


Now my coats are all stripped off,

I feel naked, bare and cold,

And if you still love me with all that you see,

You're my friend pure as gold.


I need to keep my paintbrush with me,

And hold it in my hand.

I want to keep it handy,

In case somebody doesn't understand.

So please protect me, my dear friend

And thanks for loving me true.

But I need to keep my paintbrush with me,

Until I love me too.


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