Judgments of deception plagued my mind,
Following an artificial shadow with no hope.
Having problems from cognitive growth,
Learning was considered a form of witchcraft.
No intentions of committing remorseful acts,
Yet sinned horribly with clouded viewpoints.
Jinxed by the demons of mental illnesses,
Leading to the wicked curse of addiction.
Due to the unpreparedness at the legal age,
The real world ate me alive during adulthood.
Climbing an uphill battle to conquer problems,
The first step needed to start with exploration.
Reaching the highest mountains to find potential,
Recognizing my personality through discovery.
Acceptance from pure identity led to happiness,
Now traveling a path of my own choosing.
Copyright © Michael LoMonaco | Year Posted 2016