Bare bones. Clothing stripped away.
The true self no longer hidden.
Naked. Cold. Afraid.
Afraid to be seen. Afraid to be judged.
Afraid to shine like the bright light you are.
Afraid to let the world see your beauty.
Please, DO NOT BE AFRAID!
Yes, the world will see you.
And yes, the world may judge you.
But their judgments cannot make you any less beautiful.
The world can be cruel, but it will only tear you down if you allow it.
The only power they have over your life is the power YOU grant.
You are powerful. You are unique.
There is nothing you cannot achieve if you set your mind to it,
And you are willing to work,
To strive and to struggle.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sometimes, of course, it appears brighter than others.
And sometimes, we simply need to open our eyes to remember that it is there.