A crippling shyness that overtakes me, the words I want to say but they never come out the way I’d like. Seeing others do this social thing with ease; hurts me beyond belief and leaves my fragile heart to break in pieces that fall to the ground. I wish I could get over this shyness; I wish I could be happy like them; but like a turtle I stay in my shell; caught up in my own inner dialogue; while the sound of talking and laughter burst my sensitive ears drums. It’s too much to take so I step outside for some fresh air ; hoping someone will follow my lead but sadly no one joins. I’m alone but at least I take comfort in the silence. The silence of shyness; for which you’d never understand.