Finally Free

The pain can’t be blocked,
the walls go up,the doors,locked.
The tears crash,
the thoughts whirl endlessly in my head,
times slows down,reality speeds up and sinks in.
Like a Merry-go-’round,
it’s a vicious cycle,
but never ending at that.
The slef-hate,body image issues,the pride,insecurities,
it’s all keeping me tied and bound,continously begging on my knees.
I shout,scream and cry,
nobody hears me,
but everyone walks on by.
No more will I shed a tear,
no more will I allow this to control me.
I’m breaking free,
I’m going to become who God wants me to be.
I’ll walk with my head held high,
I’ll look you in the eyes
and smile.
You’ll no longer haunt me,
treat me like your marionette.
I’m free,
free to do as I please
and finally free to be me.


Todays poetry contest entry was written by Courtney Shaw.


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