My existentialism has taken hold
As I find that I am retreating
Further and further
Into myself

I understand my need
For self-preservation
As well as the necessity
To break free of my own trappings

Nobody can possibly understand
What I am experiencing
And if I try to explain
I seem to find resistance

I must fight this war
On my own
I must learn to live again
By trusting my instincts

By conquering my fears
By speaking my mind
By continuing to do things
In my own way

And only then
Will I find the peace
Strength and confidence
To walk proudly towards my tomorrow