Timid betrayal of introspection
The forced security of mandated strength
Circumstance and need
Driving the willful avoidance of self analysis
Exploration of pain
The self proclaimed antithesis of progress
Admittance of burdens
A crippling foray into unknown darkness.
Time and wisdom offering shifted lens
Begrudging admittance of chosen ignorance
Real-time trauma the perpetual catalyst
Of simmering, painful personhood
Primed and ready to erupt
In a virtual fountain of brokenness and fear.
Is strength then truly measured
By a profound ability
To stubbornly fight for passionless pride?
Or simply a misplaced confidence
In a facade of ignorant self betrayal
A sham of self sufficiency
The hangman’s noose of forward progress.