© The Artful Gallery 2019

Was it Father’s heavy hand
Or an uncle’s close attention?
Mother’s constant carping
Or her school friends’ mean desertion?

Is her weight a little heavy
Or her clothes a shade too shabby?
Is her skin a different colour?
Is she bullied by her brother?

Now she’s hiding from the world
Lost all confidence and pride
Bending in humiliation
Burying herself inside.
 

 

Shy

Shy