Did you know I see the world like you? We stare at the crowd like tigers in a cage. Their dead eyes judge us pitiful, But the bars wrap all around them. Sometimes I hurt like you do too. Like the rain inside could drown all life, And wash away a thousand dreams. For all the reasons, I can’t say why. I hate looking in the mirror just like you. Wish I could shatter it all over the floor, Scoop up the sparkling pieces of me, And make myself again from scratch. I have a hidden closet inside, like you. Frightened child, lost in memories. I never knew she was locked in there, Until I saw her mirrored in your eyes. Please know, I tried to break your chains. With stumbled words and whispered prayers. Each time you falter from the pain, I’m here, just call my name. Copyright 2003-2015 Grace Lindsay. This is an original work by Grace, if you wish to publish it please contact her.