The cars are whizzing by
My ears echo every sound.
Outside is so busy
If I go out I’m scared of being found.
Everyone laughs and jokes
Are they making fun of me?
They are people I don’t know
How on earth can it be?
At the shops I fear queues
Too many faces and voices
It’s difficult to buy a loaf bread
Anxiety leaves little choices.
I won’t go out alone
Never dare later than ten
There are so many dangers lurking
I want to stay in the safety of my den.
I brace myself for another day
Get ready to put on a brave face
I need to go outside
But I’m too scared to go to a place.
My home is my hideaway
I keep the curtains shut to ignore the world
I tell myself I’m tough
But I’m just a scared little girl.