You say that I should break out of my shell. Become who I am, not let others hold me back. Don't cower in the corners. Get out into the world. Join in the society. Make my life work. I swear that you're blind, for you don't seem to see. You appear to have no understanding. Your words rip into me like a stone to paper. Cut into pieces and left alone, in pain. Crying inside. Hurtful comments, snide remarks here. Thinking I'm laughing but I'm cringing, wishing you'd go away. Time drags by and my heart beats so much. Feeling trapped, beyond words. Can't escape from you. See now open your eyes, and know what it's like. Realise that it's you, the one person holding me back. The one person reverting me further into my corner. Scared of socialisation. Fearful everyone is exactly like you.