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I think low self esteem might possibly be the worst condition one can have, and this poem is about low self esteem. Seems low self esteem is sort of 'normalized' and its influence underestimated; hence this poem.

Walking Wounded. (85)

Dsc02480by Michelle Seyner26 Mar 2014

The walking wounded go about their day
talking, but with nothing real to say

clutching their broken parts, pretending to be whole
stumbling around on feet disconnected from their soul.

I see the walking wounded not knowing what they need,
they are too busy with not showing all the parts that bleed.

I see the walking wounded. It's heartbreaking and unfair -
they're bravely marching on. On roads that lead nowhere.

26 March 2014.
Michelle Seyner.