You Lock Yourself in a Prison
You are free
Free to fly
Free to become what you long for,
Free to discover and seek your searching
Yet you lock yourself in a prison,
Bound by self-loathing,
Stewing in your own s*** of shame.
You’ve thrown away the key of hope,
Self-imposed solitary confinement.
Walled yourself off from the general population,
Your pains are unique, you think.
Your anger and lust are mercurial friends
Promising short term gain, never delivering long term satisfaction.
Your mind is shrouded in thick darkness of denial,
Behind bars of self sabotage.
If you think you don’t deserve freedom
it can flow outside your reach in an endless fountain of mockery.
Your life can feel like a futile joke,
Your misery the punchline.
Your life is a gift,
To be lived with curiosity and creativity
Filling you with wonder.
It’s never too late to to be free.
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