December 14, 2013

I started this back in 2009, finished it up a few days ago.  The tempo is fast, and calls for short snappy rhyming lines.

My Favorite Disguise
© Rob Roper  December 8, 2013

Hey look at me
What do you see?
Just what you want
Just what you need
Educated
Sophisticated
So charming
It's disarming
But you're in for a surprise
This is my favorite disguise

I know
it's deceiving
I guess
it's cheating
Fascinating
Self-deprecating
a false humility
to hide my insecurity
I'm not as advertised
This is my favorite disguise

    I need love like anybody else
    But I'll never get it if I be myself

Once you see
the real me
It won't be pretty
and you'll be leaving me
I'll be ashamed
but I won't blame you
I'll put on my costume
and find another you
Sorry for the lies
and my favorite disguise

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