Let Me Shine Through

I look in the mirror to see myself, but I see my true self hidden and locked away so tightly bounded up, unable to be free. 
You wouldn’t see the true me without a fight, but tonight I let my true self shine through me so people see me and not the person I wanted to be. 
I won’t let my monsters or anyone stop me. I must be me and no one else because there is only one of me.

-- Sofia D., 9th-12th Grade