Repressing emotions that come with tribulations.

Defenses suffocate us in alien situations.

We carefully invest not in happiness, but in the stability of our education.

Can we live fully when we've been neglected, rejected,


Vulnerability keeps me distressed.

I just board up my mess, keep a straight face.

All I want is acceptance but fear of judgement

keeps me dejected.

My ego's bisected, and frag/men/ted;;

I pray it's not just me

who feels this demented.