We sometimes hide behind a shield
so our secrets are not revealed.
It may be shyness or even fame
or because we do not look the same.
There are many reasons why we do
often without a single clue.
Perhaps we want to be alone
like turning off a mobile phone
or we simply wish to disappear
to rid us of some crushing fear.
Sometimes we just need to think
be alone and have a drink.
Maybe we just don’t like folk
embarrassed at being broke.
Whatever the reason we want to hide
it’s always better to confide.
So do not keep looking back
untie yourself from the Rack.
Stretch up to your full height
strut about in full sight
and write yourself a mental note,
all life’s problems don’t mean nowt.