Barriers

By Robert Lee Payne, VOICE vendor

Invisible walls created by people.

Labels verbally spoken to pull you down.

Attitudes to discourage you or upset you.

Codes to keep you from entering.

Social classes that call you out from the rest.

Money limits your opportunities and success.

Bad advice to hold you back.

Oppression to cause you to go into depression.

No direction to help you achieve perfection.

Numbers and signs to boggle your mind.

Do we ever get to rest or unwind?

Keys to unlock doors, wet floor signs,

Blocking other doors.

Construction signs preventing you from

Entering the next floor.

Life struggles that bring mind-bending puzzles.