By Uma Inder
Ever been pushed until you shed tears
Just so the bully gets to call you cry-baby?
Ever been shamed for an ego too big
Just so you can be discounted?
Ever been accused of having a giant personality
Just so you can be cut down for it?
Ever been attacked for being a martyr
Just so that you are made to suffer harder for it?
Ever been declared mentally sick
Just so that you have to pay and pay for it?
Ever been accused of enjoying yourself too much
Just so that others dislike you for it?
Ever been accused of thinking you are their God
Just so you can be persecuted as a heretic?
Ever been raised up as someone’s savior too high
Just so you take the fall for it?
Ever been incriminated without trial
Just as a set-up for unwitting mob justice?
Ever felt like you are held hostage in people’s projections of you…
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