Today is the birthday of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi and popularly known as Mevlâna in Turkey (1207 – 1273). He was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish and some other languages. More information about Rumi and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/mewlana-jalaluddin-rumi/ Happy Birthday Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi!
Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.