Swallow my words,
Nod my head,
For these words can’t be said.
Follow the rules,
To meet up to expectations,
But in the end, we are just fools.
Believing that we are imprisoned,
Allowing others to restrict us,
This isn’t the life we envisioned.
“What is really stopping me?”
There are no shackles,
Physically I am free.
Then the answer becomes clear,
I am held captive by my mind,
And my mind is controlled by fear.