I am suppressed

I am suppressed by my imperfections
Those flaws which become the guarded walls of my existence
My faults that become the definition of my character.
The unspoken truths of my heart

I am suppressed by the expectations of my forefathers
The ladder set before me which I cannot climb

I am suppressed by my failures.
Opportunities missed
Unforgiving foes
Lack of judgement in my hour of youth.

I am suppressed by those moments
Moments of inability to dispel the serpent of sins
Moments where my eye of the future was blind.

All these things
All these faults and moments of shame
Remain mine
Remain written in the stop of my life.
These moments will forever haunt me
Will forever stay the shadow of my nights
Will forever suppress me…