A superior stature attempts to hide,
The insecurities that heart to mind confide.
Walking tall lifts her from the ground,
In a way she runs away from the surround.
With a glacial stare her peers are fooled,
To believe by emotions she isn’t ruled.
Her steely silence manages to hide,
Her quivering voice making her tongue-tied.
Her newfound swagger appears to prevent,
The world from seeing her soul dent.
All in all the ruse helps her evade,
The pain she feels, and hopes will fade.