Not knowing what lies behind the secluded, shadowy, silence
The lights chased each other across the walls,
Creating a colossus of fear, I held on to from within because
All I needed was the cold air resting me to sleep.
I acted as a young child because that is what I was supposed to do.
I held back dreams, grew shy, building anger because
All I needed was someone to tell me everything was going to be all right.
I grew into a gated passageway
Killing those who dares to come close,
Killing those who dares to see another side of me full of emotion because,
All I really want is to be seen as someone strong, never weak, but
All I really need is someone to challenge me to become a better person, to trust more, and worry less.
I grew more into a gated passageway leading to a small hut covered in tight vines because
I am forever alone and feel I do not need anyone.
My anger grew towards the false lies behind the red, white, and blue that claims justice for all but
All I really need is to see my family dying of natural causes and not the injustice system.
I need the confidence I lost at a young age
I need to get rid of the insecurities of becoming a failure at life
I need to get my life on a successful path because,
All I really need is the smile of my mother and her soft voice saying,” I am proud of you.”