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Everything was passing by and I was just watching.
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I said goodbye to my FEARS and it let go.
This feeling lingered for too long.
I couldn’t decipher the emotions
I knew I had to stand up and defend myself,
Boiling, rising and about to pour out.
Everything was on standstill.
Then I realised, it was in my hands
I didn’t know whether to turn back or keep moving
I kept on looking for my worth but it blinded my eyes not to see it,
All I knew was that it was building gradually,
It spoke to me and I listened,
I had to do it, I had to decide
The puzzle was over.
It laughed at me when I tried to run away.
I couldn’t fathom what it was
When I discovered what it was
It brought me confusion
It no longer had a hold on me.
by Daniella Ziworitin
It hid me and tricked me into believing I was comfortable there.
It gave me a thousand reasons why I couldn’t leave,
They say life is short but it never dawned on me what that meant.
It kept me locked in a cage,
Daniella Ziworitin is a graduate of mass communication from Igbinedion University. Writing is her passion, she loves to inspire and help people with her write ups. She tweets from @ellelita.
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