You should file a personal injury claim against your alter ego,
Who owes you happiness after causing such pain,
After all the years of negativity and blame,
Endured from that side of your brain.
No, you won’t get financial compensation,
Nor lawyers taking a cut,
Though you’re owed a debt of peace of mind,
Self-belief and some luck.
Your alter ego has lied,
For countless years, it’s true,
Telling tales of disappointment and failure,
Pointing the finger of blame at you.
So you took it to heart because you have one,
While it plagued your conscience with doubts,
Till the bigger picture was obscured enough,
To appear too small to think about.
You’re not the sum of those negative words,
Or insults, you take onboard,
You’re a sensitive soul with a heart of gold,
Not that mountain of fear you’ve been sold.
You could sue your other-self for libel,
For a tarnished reputation, bad weather,
For causing you shame, shoving you out in the rain,
Never offering you the grace of an umbrella.
You’ve been surrendered to tears and sorrow,
In an ocean of dreams that have drowned,
You’ve been swimming against your nature,
While the tide carries you outward and down.
You’re in need of some hefty compensation,
Some respite, recognition, some light,
Despite all you’ve been conditioned to believe,
Why should wearing a smile take a fight?
The gravity of negativity,
Has turned your face to a frown but,
It’s not and never was your fault you see,
So put your claim in now.