This is a really good poem and so very true.

Tackling the Bear

Disappearing (Thankyou to Paula Durkin for the image)

I shrunk a little bit more today,

My opinions mattered a little bit less,

A little bit more than yesterday,

Perhaps it’s for the best!

I shrunk a little bit more today,

No one noticed the agonizing pain,

A little bit more than yesterday,

I think I’ve gone insane!

I shrunk a little bit more today,

The people I love no longer see me,

A little bit more than yesterday,

The future will not be!

I shrunk a little bit more today,

You said thoughtless, cruel words,

A little bit more than yesterday,

My silence seems absurd!

I shrunk a little bit more today,

Encaged alone in this grim place,

A little bit more than yesterday,

The mouth sealed on my face!

I shrunk a little bit more today,

Deafened by my sad, screaming soul,

A little bit more than yesterday,

Fighting…

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