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Afraid to leave the shadows
Afraid to touch the sun
Afraid to meet the people
Of the place where I am from

They think that I am strange
They believe I don't belong
They think that I'm pathetic
Believing I'm not strong

Afraid to meet expectations
Afraid of being someone else
Afraid of mental crucifixion
Of the mental me that's false

They want me to play their cruel game
Because that is just what they do
They want me to become a liar
Wanting me to lie to you

Afraid to leave the shadows
Afraid to grab your hand
Afraid to will my legs to move
As you pull me up to stand

Under the light I'm beautiful
Under the light I'll smile
Under the light I'll tell the truth
Ignoring their natural human guile

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Musicmynded1 commented on Afraid


Very nicely read so it must be nicely written... gunna havta read more.:)

themommyof2 commented on Afraid


I really liked this. It is the true thought of the way many people feel life is all about. Manipulating people to go against what they really feel inside.

WordChallenged commented on Afraid


This is truly beautiful and sad at the same time. The visualization was so vivid because of your use of words and flow, it was like listening to a story. Great Job!

knight4696 commented on Afraid


Queen - A really nice piece. I love the rhyming and rhythym - the flow is fantastic. You are quite talented. Nice job! Oh - it was also nice meeting and chatting with you this morning.

amysue201988 commented on Afraid


Wow....I liked this reminds me alot of the stuff I write........very good. And hey thanks for the advice in the chat really helped alot and I never had a chance to thank you for inpiring me! :)

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

DestinedQueen’s Poems (21)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Pain of My Conviction 5
Badge of Shame 3
Parallel 49
The Makings of a Dream 23
Dreams of a Lazy Mind 15
I Bleed 18
Conspiracy 15
Cardboard Safe 14
Night Dance 17
Losing My Sanity 10
Behind the Curtain 5
Existence of the Non-Existence 3
Death of a Poet 7
Beautiful Death 4
A Million Miles to Home 2
Evolution of Emotion 5
These Words of Mine 1
This Cage 6
Shutting You out 2
The Fall of the Ivory Tower 2
Afraid 9