i try to be independent, to tell them all that i can do it by myself.

they smother me with their worries and their fears.

i want to live my life as i see it.

but they want me to live my life as they see it.

i want to be accepted as i am.

i am simply me

and i am encased in their cage of fears

and dreams that never slipped into reality.

they dont know that i plan to escape

to run away.

to discover the world on my own

as the others have done before me

they may never forgive me

but i have to see the world beyond their fears

and dreamless dreams.


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