Expression – Lee Kelly

Why can’t I stand loud noise, Or lead my own life

Special thanks to Lee Kelly for sharing ‘Expression’ with us and for his support with the competition and project. Lee is very passionate about poetry and writes about a variety of topics. We really appreciate his brave decision to share his work with us.

Expression

Anxious and asexual,

I am just like you on the outside,

White, British, mildly overweight,

And yet I express something else.

Colourblind and depressed,

It’s my eyes that don’t work,

My brain is why I’m not happy,

And yet I express something else.

Stressed and suicidal,

I feel overwhelmed by life,

I want everything to end,

And yet I express something else.

Traumatized and oppressed,

Why can’t I stand loud noise,

Or lead my own life,

And yet I express something else.

Lee Kelly

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