We live in a judgemental society …
Disapproval is so capturing
It is like a cage where you wish to be freed
Nothing more demeaning
At least not to me
I see it steal the innocence of children
Robbing the older folks of much joy
It illuminates the sidewalks when a stranger passes by
The scars are almost unrecognizable
They take on a life of their own
Disapproval is a beast to all
Devouring what there is left of one’s dignity.
The only way to escape its grasp?
No one knows.
I surely don’t because it grows as I grow.
It has walked around me all my life.
Taking on the faces of people I thought loved me.
People who accepted me for who I am
It has long become a part of my view of myself
It is like skin on my bones
Forever a cover to what lies beneath.
Visible to onlookers of the outer…
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