Glass Ball

Swirling, swirling, swirling
Way above my head.
This world swirls
Round and round and round
So I cannot stand
Cannot breathe
Am completely overwhelmed by
The clutter of a hundred, thousand, million
Voices that scream the
Same, damned mantra
“You have a responsibility to be
Who you were not created to be.”
I look around
Only to see
Expectations I can never reach
Rules I can never grasp,
Never follow.
In this world
I live in,
I am a stranger.
Locked in a glass ball in which
I can but
Bang my arms on the wall and scream
While onlookers stare as they laugh at
The Beast
The Freak
They have managed to
Shut in.
In these moments
I shut my eyes and wish
I could cease to exist.

by Cain XXX

Comments (3)

Derek Freeman life too short
If you can't swim because the sea is boiling hot...walk...can't walk...run, can't run...fly! (When pigs have wings) .
Beautiful crafting of the words!