Why Be Shy

Victoria MagdalenoJune 27, 2023

Shyness is like a stray dog
Scared, lost, and shy
They always hide inside a fog
The darkness makes them sigh

When someone gets near
They run away
They have so much fear
For them, it's a gloomy day

Wherever they walk
The colors die
They pick up fog
It makes them cry

They want to speak
But they choose not to
Do they even have teeth?
They always wonder what to do

I'll admit, sometimes I'm shy
But, that's normal
Sometimes, you need to fight
Be bright, like coral

Victoria Magdaleno is a student at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo, California.