When Judgment Destroys

I feel like everything I say is put down,
disregarded, or provided incorrect.


So I hush my lips and pretend these words
are not swirling around my mind.


Everyone must think I have nothing to contribute
because half of the time they interrupt me
before I even complete my thought.


I come to a point that it's better to stay silent
than to be criticized for what I have to say.


No one understands how much judgment
can destroy a person's character.


And that's what it has done to me-
the spark in my soul has been extinguished.

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