Eyes closed so tight
Jaw clenched in fright
Balling my pale, shaking fists
How can I take much more of this?
Words in my ear are partially true
I do tend to flee sometimes
It’s not the unproblematic choice
In fact, it can be rather hard…
Through these eyes I see it different
I honestly try to make every attempt
I yearn for seeing the good in people
Maybe, their antagonism is just an accident?
And then, when I’ve had enough
My eyes close, jaw clenched, and
Then finally fist start to shake
Sad because I’m let down yet again…
I’m simply tired of the battle
If you must know the reality
I’m not escaping my troubles
I am trying to manage my irritability.