Oh how we distract ourselves,
from expectations gone awry,
subject behind our addictions,
such silent afflictions,
so afraid of what society does spy,
scared sheep placing dreams onto shelves.
Lost in the fear of suffering,
don’t dare to look back at your reflection,
calling ourselves the names we hear,
ego tripping on itself,
when I choose courage over fear,
residing in a joyful moment,
when I stand my ground.