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Shy 1

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 1
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