Imagine for once, if you please,

A world where I am at ease,

For when I see other people I freeze.

My insides curl,

Feel like I'll hurl,

And sometimes the world starts to swirl...

This intense awkward feeling

Has got my mind reeling,

For I've found in my dealings

With people, I get scared

Stand stoic and get mentally prepared,

But speak first, I've never dared.

I'll speak to you in my head,

But this intense feeling of dread

Will stop me dead

The instant I try to speak aloud.

Thoroughly cowed,

I simply shroud

The pain in which I drown.

I feel a complete clown,

So through the world I go, eyes always cast down.