I bought a pair of sunglasses
In order to cleanse my view,
Yet now I look like the masses
Whose bare eyes have become so few.
We bought them to cover our eyes
From harsh realities of life.
We numb ourselves to form a guise
And seem aloof to all the strife.
But the truth is, we hope to hide;
We bury tears behind a mask.
Till sun sets in the countryside,
And our peers will begin to ask:
“Why are you wearing sunglasses?
I mean, they do make you look fly.
But you’d do better in classes
If you weren’t just a passerby.”
They make us feel self-conscious,
And we quickly pocket the shades
Yet come sunrise they’re back on us
And that fear of self we felt fades
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