The Quiet Girl

Everyone has pegged me
as the quiet girl
but no one urges me to speak.


Maybe my shyness is a wall
to keep people away
who are intent on hurting me.


Maybe I avoid eye contact
so others will not see
my feelings.


What I wouldn't do
to escape this life;
this is not who I wanted to be.


I wish someone would wake up
the girl I always thought
I could become.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Will I?" from Rent soundtrack

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