I Scream

I lay
Shackled to the chains
Of the limitless bounds
Of my insecurities.

I succumb
To the societal barriers
That dictate what
To be or
Not to be.

I stand
Motionless on the ground
Unable to voice
My frustration.

Yet I defy all odds
And I speak.
I shout.
I scream.

Nikki Shin is a feminist and poet who strives to obtain justice for the underrepresented minorities of our world. You can find her on Instagram @nikkijyshin. 

Featured image credit: Dimitri Kovalchuk/Pixabay