Written by: Pamela Davison

I lie in a bed of intimidating despair, 
wallowing in sheets of hopelessness, 
blanketed by overwhelming failure, 
pillowed by lack of empowerment. 

I wrestle with unachievable dreams 
that unfold into realistic nightmares, 
bleeding into my awakened spirit, 
rendering me exhausted and ruined. 

Burdened by the weight of ineptitude, 
I remain shackled to merciless anguish, 
unable to reclaim the bold courage 
required to face an un-repenting society.