Progress

What is progress…?

Progress is…

pain

lies

betrayal

Progress is…

a longer life

pain

horrors to see

Progress is…

pills for a little girl…

to make her feel less stressed…

Progress is…

what they thought they were making

what they thought they had

why they stopped watching her

Progress is…

an illusion…

if it was anything else…

then why did they take a little girl to a phyciatrist?

They said she needed to learn…

to control her anger

to control herself…

In essense…

they said to her…

…'emotions are bad'…

Who says that little kids can't learn?

She learned…

to act

to pretend

to be what they wanted her to be

not to be what she was…

because…

…'emotions are bad'…

They never really said that

But that's what she heard

Because, they said…

…'control yourself''

…'control your anger'

…'be this, not that'

And she listened

Because…

they were her parents

she trusted them

she didn't know any better

Things always seem so clear…

when you look back at them

Too bad she couldn't look forward

But…she did find…

that there was one good thing…

about having no normal way to let out…

anger

stress

every emotion she felt

all but happiness

She became…

a fairly good writer

Not very good

Not very talented

Not polished

Never polished

But…

potent

Because…

emotions are potent

Emotions are strength

This is emotion

Who is the little girl?