The Turtle Behind the Shell

I'm not the man behind the curtain,

but the Turtle behind the Shell.

How can I stop from being trampled on

when I can't even stand up for myself?

It's hard to stand on solid ground

while I'm constantly being pushed down. 

I need to Say Something to make things right,

in order to have a happy life.

I'm tired of keeping secrets inside,

of having all these thoughts of doubt.

That's it, I'm throwing away this shell.

Today, I'm going to come out.

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