Trapped in my mind

I’m stuck in my skin

It’s a tough world out there

But my battle’s within

Can’t look in the mirror

I just run and hide

Cause all that I see

Is my enemy inside

I am my own torture

I cause my own pain

If all this continues

I might go insane

As I ponder these feelings

The fact becomes clear

It’s not who I am

It’s what I’ve done that I fear

I know I’m not perfect

I know this too well

And because I don’t like me

I put me through hell

If I can just look in the mirror

And finally forgive

I might stop this self loathing

I might finally live

Stephen Mathews - 2017