Tortured and battered
Anxious and depressed
Suffering and agony
I know the pain is severe.
You’re injured and traumatised
Distressed and discomfort
You’ve become a shadow of myself
Letting yourself succumb to pressure
Trying to maintain ‘the’ life
To be seen as society’s best
Trying to maintain ‘the’ trend
Showing them all they want to see
Continue to be seen as a goddess
You know, all these is nothing but vanity
Reeling from this torment
So much anguish and languish
Miserable and disheartened
Devastated and neglected
How would you ever be restored
How would the society see me?
You keep asking yourself
You can’t afford to be seen as a weakling
Watching as you are being shredded
Bits by bits
Limb by limb
Piece by piece
You keep telling yourself that one day it will all stop
That you will change
But you never seem to gather the strength.
You won’t bow down to societal pressure
Telling you to be real
As speaking up is like death on earth
Though you know you are more or less a walking dead
Though walking into your grave
Tell that spirit, lurking in your mind to get away from you!
Disengage yourself from those negative thoughts!
Speak up and rise against this inhumane treatment
Be strong for yourself because you have to stay alive for YOU!
You ask myself,
Is it truly worth it?
Can you truly do it?
Do you have the strength to fight?
It will be tough, overwhelming and exhausting’, so you’ve always heard
But you have to keep fighting’, so you were told.
Everyone out there is going through something. They may look happy but trust me, they have their gloomy days, because no one is perfect. There will be a time you’ll hit rock bottom, the pain will leave you shattered, the demons would be there, waiting to deal with you, physically, psychologically and emotionally but you have to stand up and face it! Breathe in the fresh air, gather the strength in you and fight! You may not know, but the strength is in there… inhibited somewhere in you!