By Olivia Giordano

It’s as crystal clear as glass
Everyone’s hiding behind a mask
In desperation
Striving for perfection
Broken
Torn
Shattered in a million pieces
The judging never ceases
Words laced with pain
All I feel is shame
I will never be perfect
In this unending conflict
It’s all a lie
We cannot cry
Afraid
Our friends will fade
If we start
Opening our hearts
But beautiful is broken
I will not be shaken
I don’t want to hide behind lies
I want to defy
The world’s deceitful picture of perfection
And instead be a broken, humble servant
To be a picture of love
Serving my King above
Though ruined
For grace I was destined
I can finally say my soul
Is healed and whole