I'm Trapped Except it's Not in a Cage

April 7, 2008
By Maryanne Bullen, Brooklyn, NY

i'am trapped except its not in a cage
it's in my own rage and self hate that i have for myself
then why do i continue to protray this false happiness
as if i'am okay when in reality i've had enough i explained that to them but they tell me to act as if and you will become it
what they don't understand is, all i've done all my life is pretend
isn't that what an image is? a mask shadowing who i truly am
because I'M not comfortable with myself you can't really get to know me it;s safer that way you don't get to judge me
you're not allowed to hurt me

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