We all get trapped in our heads.
We spend our lives trying to defeat the
internal battles we face every day.
We receive mental and physical scars
that leave us cowering in fear.
We are afraid to re-encounter the
source of our pain, to walk
that lonely, unlit corridor alone.
We keep the secret of our weaknesses
hidden out of fear our antagonist
might tease or hurt us again.
Our damage causes us to curl up into
ourselves, to block the
possibility of revealing our pain.
There is a door, but the pain has caused
you not to trust freedom.
The people around you see your mask, a
half-broken smile you
hope will not betray your anxiety.
You are in prison, trapped within yourself.
No one can hear you scream.
You are the warden, but you are doing
your best not to let you out.
There are moments when you are sitting
nowhere, breathing stale air
Living in loneliness drains your strength
Life has presented itself with no hope.