Society Expects Conformity.

By CosmicFrailty

My heart is beyond heavy and I'm tired of carrying it.
Sick of the burden of living.

Or am I tired of carrying the extra weight thrown on by others?
Sick of not being able to be truly alive.

My eyes are beyond sleepy and I'm tired of fighting to keep them open.
Sick of the reality I'm seeing.

Or am I tired of the ones who force my attention for their benefit?
Sick of not being able to look for my own definition of beauty.

My breath is shallow and I'm tired of gasping for air.
Sick of the stale lingering anger that drifts down from the rafters.

Or am I tired of trying to breathe to calm the rage?
Sick of not feeling my peace over any other emotion.

But that's what they want.
Those little white flags of surrender.
But I won't give them my defeat.

I am tired. I am sick.
Of a world that doesn't want me to be.. all that I want to be.
A world that doesn't want... Me.

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Copyright 2018 CosmicFrailty
Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Kaiser Black On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Kaiser Black (1607)By person wrote:

    Sometimes you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know the helpless feeling, the feeling of total loss of self. People tell you to fight back but it’s so damn hard. I wish you all the best in life. Just keep going.

  • Dilated View On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Dilated View (480)By person wrote:

    This is something I think a lot of us can relate to. Sometimes I have found with people like this it kills them to keep a smile on your face and be cordial. Easier said than done, people are ridiculous. Hope you find your happy place, thank you for sharing :)

  • Phalanx On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Phalanx (498)By person wrote:

    Give them flowers from their shit. This was a life boat in the doldrums. Damn nice work. Don't stop shouting.

  • Phalanx On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Phalanx (498)By person wrote:

    Faving this as a work wasn't enough.

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